Beate Czogalla is the Professor of Theatre Design in the Department of Theatre and Dance at Georgia College & State University in Milledgeville, Georgia. She has had a lifelong interest in space exploration and has been a volunteer in NASA's Education Outreach Programs for many years. In combining her job and her interest in space topics Ms Czogalla has found an ideal balance between the arts and the sciences. She has an MFA in Lighting Design and Scenography from Virginia Tech; she is multilingual and has designed internationally both in Europe and North America. She is also a certified Advanced Open Water Diver and a kite builder.
Ms. Czogalla enjoys being a Solar System Ambassador, meeting new people and getting them excited about space exploration. She also writes the bi-weekly column for the local newspaper.