Dr. Parshati Patel
Western Space Outreach Program & Camp Coordinator

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.

Dana Beaton
Western Space Assistant Outreach Coordinator

Dana Beaton has a BESc in Mechanical and Materials Engineering with a minor in Planetary Science from Western University. He was the Propulsion Team Lead of Western Engineering Rocketry–an engineering design team that designs and builds medium-scale sounding rockets for competition in the Spaceport America Cup. Dana is also a panelist on the Western Worlds podcast. He is experienced with running the Space Explorers camps as well as public events, and classroom workshops. He looks forward to continuing the tradition of bringing Space Science and Technology into the camp and classroom environment!