Shari Lifson

Communications Coordinator, Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy

Shari Lifson is the Corporate Communications Coordinator for the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA). She is responsible for working with AURA’s five centers: Space Telescope Science Institute, Large Synoptic Survey Telescope, Gemini Observatory, National Solar Observatory, and National Optical Astronomy Observatory to develop cross-center communication efforts and strategies. Prior to joining AURA, Lifson worked as a Communication Officer for the Center for Climate Systems Research at the Earth Institute/Columbia University. Lifson holds a master’s degree from Columbia in Sustainability Management and a master’s in Visual Communication from the Pratt Institute.


Bridging the Communications Gap for Key Stakeholders – Part I
Tuesday, April 2, 2019 – 1:05 pm
Join communicators from across NSF and the Large Facilities to discuss topics including the impact of the 2018 NSF branding guidelines and its implementation by recipients. Insights into social media from NSF as well as success stories from facilities will also be shared. Q&A will allow discussion on how all can work together towards more communications successes.

My Sessions