Manager, LASP Office of Communications & Outreach
- Phone: 303-735-5814
- Fax: 303-492-6444
- Office: SPSC-W201A
Stephanie Renfrow leads the Office of Communications and Outreach (OCO) at the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) at the University of Colorado at Boulder. She directs external communication programs, as well as Education and Public Outreach (E/PO) programming.
Renfrow balances the laboratory’s E/PO portfolio of formal education, informal education, and public outreach activities, as well as managing OCO budgets, agency reporting, collaborative activities, evaluation planning, and product review submission. As head of LASP E/PO, Renfrow collaborates with science/technology experts to design E/PO products, activities, and events aligned with appropriate objectives and timelines. Renfrow’s past experience includes E/PO and communications work for the National Snow and Ice Data Center; the Division for Continuing Education and Professional Studies at the University of Colorado at Boulder; the National Renewable Energy Laboratory; and the education organization Success for All Foundation.
She earned her Master’s degree in Science Writing at the Johns Hopkins University and her Bachelor’s degree in English at Middlebury College.
Johns Hopkins University — Baltimore, Maryland
M.A. Science Writing
Middlebury College — Middlebury, Vermont
Science communications, education, and outreach for space science, atmospheric science, climate change, and remote sensing. Program creation and oversight with emphasis on regional and national collaborations. Communicating with a variety of audiences, including general public, journalists, educators and students, scientists.
Principal Investigator on various NASA and NSF education and outreach grants. E/PO lead for NASA MAVEN mission to Mars and the Colorado Center for Lunar Dust and Atmospheric Studies.