This is the Mentimeter word cloud created by the participants who attended this PAWS session.

Below is a lightly-edited recording of the fifth Professional Advancement Workshop Series (PAWS) session. This event was a lightly structured panel featuring NASA scientists and science managers Dr. Aki Roberge (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA Astrophysics Division), Dr. Hannah Jang-Condell (NASA HQ), and Dr. Shawn Domagal-Goldman (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Branch Lead). They spoke to us about what it’s like to work as a manager at NASA, work/life balance, the blend of politics and science, and how they move between science and management. We thank the panelists for sharing their time and experience with us!

PAWS is generously sponsored by the NASA Astrobiology Program.

The video recording of this PAWS event (also available on YouTube).