About Helen Matsos
As Executive Producer and Co-Creator of StarTalk Radio and TV show, Helen has lead this 4-time Emmy-nominated and three-time Webby Award winning show to prominence and is responsible for overseeing the continued development of the show toward more creative formats and platforms, with the aim to reach an ever-expanding public interested in learning more about science. Helen has also had an extensive and varied career within NASA. Previous roles have included researcher at the Marshall Space Flight Center, Science Reporter/Co-Anchor for the NASA news program “Today in Space”, Congressional liaison for NASA HQ in support for hearings of the Science Subcommittee on Space, NASA liaison to the American Museum of Natural History, Director of Communications for NASA’s Astrobiology Institute, where she founded the NASA Astrobiology Magazine and acted as Editor-in-Chief. She currently works in communications and outreach at the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York City. Helen is also an accomplished opera singer. She has performed numerous major roles in various regional theaters in the US, and has also toured at opera festivals across Italy and France.