Program Executive, NASA STMD Prizes & Challenges

Dr. Amy Kaminski currently serves as program executive for prizes and challenges at NASA Headquarters in Washington, DC, where she works to develop strategies to expand the space agency’s use of a variety of open innovation methods in its research and exploration activities. She served previously as senior policy advisor in the Office of the Chief Scientist, where she led an initiative to support and expand NASA’s involvement of citizens as contributors to the agency’s research activities. Before joining NASA, Kaminski served as a program examiner at the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB). She also has held positions in the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Space Society.

Kaminski earned a Ph.D. in science and technology studies from Virginia Tech, an M.A. in science, technology, and public policy from The George Washington University and a B.A. from Cornell University in earth and planetary sciences.