Lori Garver is the Founder of Earthrise, a philanthropic organization that creates meaningful earth science content from satellite data to inform and activate educators, journalists and decision makers to combat climate change and sustain humanity on planet Earth. Garver served as Deputy Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) from 2009 – 2013 and led the agency’s transition team for President-Elect Obama. Previous senior positions have included General Manager of the Air Line Pilots Association and Associate Administrator for Policy and Plans at NASA in the Clinton Administration. She is the author of the book, Escaping Gravity: My Quest to Transform NASA and Launch a New Space Age, released in June 2022.
Lori is a Co-Founder and President of the Brooke Owens Fellowship, an educational non-profit providing internships and mentorship to collegiate women pursuing degrees in aerospace fields. She previously served on the Board of Directors of Maxar Technologies (NYSE: MAXR) and as President of Women in Aerospace and the American Astronautical Society.
Garver is the recipient of numerous honors and awards including three NASA Distinguished Service Medals, the Alumni Achievement Award from George Washington University and an Honorary Doctorate from Colorado College. She holds a B.A. in Political Economy from Colorado College and an M.A. in Science, Technology and Public Policy from George Washington University.