Dr. Parshati Patel
Western Space Outreach Program & Camp Coordinator (Away)

Parshati has been working with CPSX outreach in various capacities since 2012. She is a CPSX alumna with a PhD in Astronomy and Planetary Science and Exploration. In addition to being involved with CPSX outreach, Parshati has also been involved in astronomy outreach (through Exploring the Stars program), as a coordinator and instructor, Program and Marketing/Communications Lead for Western’s Science Rendezvous (2017) event and Western Worlds podcast as a co-host, producer and showrunner since 2012. She has a MSc and PhD in Astronomy and Planetary Science and Exploration from the Centre for Planetary Science and Exploration at Western University and a Hons. BSc in Astronomy and Physics from University of Toronto.

Tabetha Sheppard
Interim Western Space Outreach and Camp Coordinator

Tabetha Sheppard is a Science Communicator and Geologist, holding a B.Sc in Geology from the University of Ottawa. Tabetha is passionate about public education and outreach program development. In addition to her work with Western Space she has held positions in the Library of Parliament and the Canada Science and Technology Museum. Tabetha is also a strong advocate for the development of bilingual, publicly accessible, science resources in Canada.