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Valentine Kass

National Science Foundation
Program Director
Valentine Kass has had an eclectic career in film and television, including being one of the first women Producer/Directors at KQED in San Francisco, the first Director of the Navy Pier IMAX Theater, and the Founding Director of the American Children’s Television Festival.  During her tenure as Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry Director of Omnimax Production and Programs, she executive produced the IMAX film Antarctica, among other projects.  For the past seventeen years at the National Science Foundation (NSF), Valentine has served as Program Director in the Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL) program (formerly the Informal Science Education (ISE) program), where she manages the media portfolio.  Since 2015, she has served as the EHR Liaison to the Office of Polar Programs.   In that capacity, she manages the Antarctic Artists and Writers program and works closely with other Geo staff to co-manage panels on Polar Education.  In June 2018, she was an invited guest at Sunny Side of the Doc in France and SILBERSALZ in Germany.

My Speakers Sessions

Wednesday, September 26