Rebecca Ljungren is a museum program specialist at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum and the Phoebe Waterman Haas Public Observatory. She seeks to inspire life-long learners through science and astronomy by having visitors observe astronomical phenomena, analyze data, and explore the lives of professional and amateur astronomers. Ljungren’s activities include developing and conducting innovative and hands-on programs for the public and groups; training educators in broad aerospace and aviation topics; coordinating outreach across the Washington, DC area; and developing exhibitions.
Ljungren earned a master’s degree in Museum Education from The George Washington University and a bachelor’s degree in Art History from American University. Her broader academic interests include the intersections between science, gender, art, and society. Through her work, she advocates for a more inclusive and accessible experience within museums and in daily life.