Alex Young is a solar astrophysicist and the associate director for Science in the Heliophysics Science Division at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center. Young received a Masters and Ph.D. in high-energy astrophysics studying cosmic gamma-ray bursts and solar gamma-ray flares. He oversees and coordinates the Education and Public Outreach team for the division. He is the liaison between the EPO team and the NASA offices of Education and Communication. In addition, he works with the division scientists to promote and support their research. He started The Sun Today Facebook page because of his passion for sharing his little bit of knowledge with all. He developed this into several other social media channels and the The Sun Today website. Alex Young has some classic tendencies of a sci-fi fan/crazy cat guy.