Katy Mersmann

Social and Multimedia Producer


I'm a social media specialist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, working to help share the agency's science and technology with the rest of the world. I'm passionate about the science I communicate, as well as social media and making stories interesting and accessible online. I started working with the Earth Science Division here, and in the time since, I've supported launches, covered major science stories, and worked on the launch and deployment of the James Webb Space Telescope. 

Before working at NASA, I spent five years at the University of Missouri, studying convergence journalism. While I was there, I worked in a few different newsrooms: CNN Health, the RJI Futures Lab Weekly Update and the Columbia Missourian. As a convergence journalist, I've done different work at every newsroom where I've been -- from producing videos to writing articles to managing social media. 

I was selected as a member of the 2015 ONA Student Newsroom and when I graduated with my bachelor's degree, I was inducted into Kappa Tau Alpha, the journalism honor society. As part of my graduate research, I studied how newsrooms construct ethical guidelines in the absence of legal standards. 

Have questions? Want to talk to me? I'm available by email at katmers@gmail.com and I'm always on Twitter.