Kennedy Biographies


Dr. Lesley Garner
Elementary/Secondary and Informal Education Lead
Education Programs and University Research Division
External Relations


Dr. Lesley Garner serves as the lead for Elementary/Secondary and Informal Education in the Education Programs and University Research Division of External Relations at NASA's John F. Kennedy Space Center in Florida. One of her primary roles is managing the NASA Educator Exploration Team, or NEET, which reaches approximately 8,000 teachers with materials via professional development workshops each year. NEET also provides science, technology, engineering and mathematics, known as STEM, content workshops for nearly 20,000 students onsite at the Kennedy Space Center.

Garner received a Bachelor of Science in environmental biology from the University of Alabama, a Master in the Art of Teaching, or MAT, in environmental science and biology education from the University of West Alabama, and a Doctor of Philosophy in science education from the Florida Institute of Technology.

Garner currently lives in Melbourne, Fla., with her red Doberman pinscher, Zoey. Lesley enjoys running, SCUBA, and deep sea fishing.

June 2009

Biographies - Current Employees