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Claudia Alexander
Works at Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Attended University of California, Berkeley
Lives in southern california
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Dr Alexandar, I would like to see publish an article on your work with the Rosetta Project!
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Setting up my Emerald Phoenix book page now! Its all about environmental fiction. It's an imprint of Red Phoenix Books.
Environmental Fiction, Cog Stone Dreams, A Clockwork Lime, books, short stories
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Version 3 of Kilimanjaro. More vegetation in the foreground. Cut paper artwork by Terry Lim Diefenbach. For Windows to Adventure, Book 1 (about mountains). Copyright Red Phoenix Books.
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Must read! Deep seated corruption in our political/media institutions
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Cog Stone Dreams - a whimsical story of 9000 years in the history of a wetlands (fictionalized version of the Bolsa Chica wetlands). By debut author Diane Schochet.
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Girl-power at its finest! An African-American middle-grade story taking place in 1917. By Newbery Award winning author, Carol Fenner.
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Sketch of the Venus character climbing into our world through the AboGado's portal. For Windows to Adventure, Book 2 (the Venus book). Artwork by Jennifer Kindert. Copyright Red Phoenix Books.
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scientist, writer, proprietor of Red Phoenix Books
Introduction

Claudia Alexander is a Ph.D. scientist (space plasma physics); graduate of: University of Michigan [1994].  She served on the flight teams of the historic Galileo mission to Jupiter, eventually becoming the Project Manager; served as Project Staff Scientist on the Cassini mission to Saturn, and currently serves as the U.S. Project Scientist on NASA’s contribution to the International Rosetta mission to explore a comet.  She specializes in surface bound exospheres (the rarefied atmospheres of icy moons and comets), and has also studied magnetospheric physics, and thermal evolution of icy bodies. In 1994 she commenced a ten-year period writing for the public science-learning website: Windows to the Universe. In 2002 she wrote the first of the science-learning books: Windows to Adventure for elementary readers (4-5 grades), and started her publishing arm: Red Phoenix Books. She continues to write fiction, with steampunk short stories, a full-length elfpunk novel, assorted non-fiction, and has written for the Bleacher Report as claudiacelestialgirl.  She has placed in writing contests (two in 2010), serves her local Los Angeles chapters of the Romance Writers of America (RWA), is a member of the Greater Los Angeles Writer’s Association (GLAWS), and the Society of Children’s Books Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI).

Bragging rights
crashed a spacecraft into the planet Jupiter (on purpose LOL); once went to New York's fashion Week for the whole week; regular with fox-hunting in MIchigan forests (never caught the fox); once got lost in Washington DC for 3 hours!
Education
  • University of California, Berkeley
    Geophysics, 1977 - 1982
  • University of California, Los Angeles
    Geophysics and Space Plasma Physics, 1983 - 1985
  • University of Michigan
    Space Plasma Physics, 1989 - 1994
  • UCLA Extension
    Creative Writing, 2002 - 2006
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Gender
Female
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scientist; writer, proprietor of Red Phoenix Books
Employment
  • Jet Propulsion Laboratory
    scientist, present
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Currently
southern california
Previously
Santa Clara, California - Ann Arbor, MI - Victoria, BC
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