Astrid Ng

Astrid Nicole Ng is Special Projects Coordinator at the AAG. She has worked there since 2010.  She provides research, communication, and language skills on numerous projects that serve members, students, and especially international participants.  She is the Participant Logistics & Detail Coordination Team Lead for the MyCOE SERVIR Global Fellowship program, funded by USAID and NASA, where she is responsible for the day-to-day engagement with fellows and mentors and supports peer networking and outreach.  She also serves as the Social Networking and Communications Specialist for the MyCOE Global Connections and Exchange Program, funded by the US Department of State, where she facilitates virtual meetings and project collaboration among hundreds of participating teachers and their students in the US, Ghana, the Philippines, Nicaragua, and Bolivia.  She was selected as a Youth Representative to attend the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, Rio+20, in Brazil 2012, where she promoted MyCOE programs at the UN Major Group on Youth and Children Exhibit and gave a Featured Presentation at Youth Innovators Event, Grand Finale of the Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation for Sustainable Development, organized by International Council for Science and UN Major Group on Scientific and Technical Communities. She also won a spot as a Youth Judge in the Date with History competition.  Her essay on "Youth Today, Lead Today" was competitively chosen by the US Department of State to be published as lead feature article in State Department's eJournal USA, translated into 5 languages for a readership of 48 million.   In addition to MyCOE programs and workshops, she has recently contributed to AAG workshops on Climate Change and Hazards in the Americas, funded by the US National Science Foundation and on Geospatial Technologies for Sustainable Development, funded by the InterAmerican Bank, among others.  Ms. Ng graduated with a degree in Environmental Management and Latin American Studies from the University of Redlands in Redlands, California, where she focused her studies on Natural Resource Management and Policy issues.  She is currently pursuing a graduate certificate in GIS from The Pennsylvania State University.