Kimberly Kowal Arcand is the Visualization and Emerging Tech Lead for NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory, which has its headquarters at the Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian, in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Arcand is an award-winning producer and director. She is a leading expert in studying the perception and comprehension of high-energy data visualization across the novice-expert spectrum. She has spear-headed the creation, distribution, and evaluation of large-scale science and technology communications projects. As a science data “story teller” she combines her background in molecular biology and computer science with her current work in the fields of astronomy and physics. Arcand has co-written five non-fiction popular science books, including her latest “Light From the Void.”