Caltech PhD in Physical Chemistry.
JPL employee since 1983.
Managed, developed and operated space experiments on Space Shuttle, small satellites, and Deep Space One.
Thoughts about SETI and SETI@home
I remember when the High Resolution Microwave Survey SETI project was cancelled by Congress. Congress didn't want to spend $$ to look for Little Green Men, so it's being done in the public sector - by people like you and me!