TAMARA L.DICKINSON, Study Director, is a senior program officer with the NRC’s Board on Earth Sciences and Resources, responsible for managing the activities of the Committee on Earth Resources. Dr. Dickinson has been awarded the National Academies individual distinguished service award. She has served as program director for the Petrology and Geochemistry program in the Division of Earth Sciences at the National Science Foundation. She has also served as discipline scientist for the Planetary Materials and Geochemistry program at NASA headquarters. As a postdoctoral fellow at NASA Johnson Space Center she conducted experiments on the origin and evolution of lunar rocks and highly reduced igneous meteorites. She holds a Ph.D. and an M.S. in geology from the University of New Mexico and a B.A. in geology from the University of Northern Iowa.
KAREN L.IMHOF is a senior project assistant for the NRC’s Board on Earth Sciences and Resources. She previously worked on the Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources. Before coming to the National Academies she worked as a staff and administrative assistant in diverse organizations, including the National Wildlife Federation and the Three Mile Island nuclear facility.
TANJA PILZAK is a research assistant with the Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources (BANR). She previously served the National Academies in the Office of Contracts and Grants, first as a contract assistant and then as a proposal specialist. Prior to coming to the National Academies she worked with students in the Department of Resident Life at the University of Maryland, College Park.