Director of Legislative Affairs
Thad Potter is the 2021 Director of Legislative affairs. His goal for the year is to increase legislative engagement both in and outside of NAGPS. Thad is a 4th year PhD student in physics at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. Working at the Lowell Center for Space Science and Technology, his research focuses on the direct imaging of exoplanets using a balloon-borne coronagraph. Currently, he is working on implementing an end-to-end simulation of results for the next flight of the PICTURE-C mission. When he is not working on his research or on NAGPS projects, Thad is likely playing chess or dungeons and dragons.