Pamela L. Whitney is a senior program officer at the Space Studies Board, where she has directed studies and workshops on international cooperation in space, remote sensing from space and its applications, and several other space research, technology, and policy topics. Ms. Whitney also serves as the executive secretary of the U.S. national committee to the Committee on Space Research (COSPAR), an interdisciplinary committee of the International Council for Science (ICSU). Previously, she held positions as an analyst at CSP Associates, Inc., an aerospace consulting firm; as a researcher and writer for Time-Life Books, Inc.; and as a contractor for the National Geographic Society, the World Bank, and the Office of Technology Assessment. Ms. Whitney holds an A.B. in economics from Smith College and an M.A. in international communication from American University. She is a member of Women in Aerospace and the International Academy of Astronautics.