Dr. Kartik Sheth’s career spans academia, non-profits, and government. For the past seven years, Sheth has been a program scientist in both the Astrophysics and Earth Science Divisions at NASA, overseeing space missions, and research and development programs in cutting-edge technology and working towards some of the United Nations’ sustainable development goals.

Previously, Dr. Sheth served as the Assistant Director for Research Infrastructures and Science Equity in the Office of Science and Technology Policy in the Executive Office of the President at the White House. There he led a range of activities from oversight of the nation’s science and technology research enterprise, advanced manufacturing, environmental justice and increasing equity with innovative strategy and policy solutions. He was previously the Director for the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory and founded the National Astronomy Consortium, a unique partnership of 17 HBCUs, 7 majority institutions and 3 science centers, dedicated to increasing inclusion and diversity in science. He is also the founder of a non-profit named Empowered Earth Alliance, which seeks to empower local leaders with scientific, technical, business knowledge so they can develop their own sustainable solutions.

In his career, Sheth has been an architect of national and international programs advancing equity, racial justice and inclusion. In 2022, he received NASA’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Award for his work leading the Anti-Racism Action group and other activities at the agency.

He has been involved in various volunteer activities, most importantly as a co-chair of an Environmental Justice group for the DC Chapter for the Climate Reality Project, a violence prevention specialist for the LA Commission on Assaults against Women (now known as Peace over Violence), and a sexual harassment prevention trainer at U. Maryland. He is also a member of the NASA HQ AANHPI Employee Resource Group Leadership team and continues to advocate and consult for inclusion, equity, and diversity actions within and outside of NASA.

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Kartik Sheth博士的职业生涯跨越学术界、非营利组织和政府部门。在过去的七年里,Sheth一直是NASA天体物理学和地球科学部门的项目科学家,负责监督太空任务和尖端技术的研发项目,并致力于实现联合国的一些可持续发展目标。

此前,Sheth博士曾担任白宫总统办公厅科技政策办公室研究基础设施和科学公平的助理主任。在那里,他领导了一系列活动,从监督国家科技研究企业、先进制造业、环境现实到通过创新战略和政策解决方案增加公平。他曾任国家射电天文台多元化和包容性办公室主任,并创立了国家天文学联盟,这是一个由17个HBCU、7个主流机构和3个科学中心组成的独特合作伙伴关系,致力于提高科学的包容性和多样性。他还是一个名为“赋权地球联盟”的非营利组织的创始人,该联盟旨在为当地领导人提供科学、技术和商业知识,以便他们开发自己的可持续解决方案。

在他的职业生涯中,Sheth一直是推动公平、种族正义和包容的国家和国际项目的设计师。2022年,他因领导反种族主义行动小组和该机构其他活动而获得NASA多元化、公平和包容奖。

他参与了各种志愿者活动,最重要的是作为气候现实项目华盛顿分会的环境正义小组的联合主席,洛杉矶袭击妇女委员会(现在称为“和平战胜暴力”)的暴力预防专家,以及美国马里兰州的性骚扰预防培训师。他还是NASA总部AANHPI员工资源小组领导团队的成员,并继续倡导和咨询NASA内外的包容性、公平性和多样性行动。

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