Lauren Lyons is the Science Writer and Researcher in Open Innovation at NASA for NYU’s Stern School of Business. She also facilitates courses and workshops in Adaptive Leadership at Harvard University, training graduate students, military officers, and leaders of international organizations in systems-thinking change management. Lyons served as a spinal implant R&D engineer at Medtronic and a Mars robotics engineer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Lyons later re-joined NASA/JPL as an Education and Public Outreach Specialist, where she supported the science teams for Europa Clipper, the Juno mission, and Radioisotope Power Systems. A fierce STEM advocate for the next generation, Lyons volunteers for the FIRST Robotics Competition, advocates for STEM on Capitol Hill, and serves on the communications team for the Space Generation Advisory Council. She studied Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering and Bioengineering at Princeton, and holds a Master's in Business and Government Policy from Harvard.