National Space Society Executive Vice President
Al Anzaldua has an educational background in science and international studies, with a Masters degree in Latin American Studies. He worked for 16 years with the Foreign Service of the U.S. State Department where he carried out diplomatic and science-related work, primarily in Latin American and Caribbean countries and Washington DC, including positions as Consular Officer, Economics Officer, and Science and Environment Officer.
Al is Chair of the National Space Society (NSS) International Committee and Deputy Chair of the NSS Policy Committee. He has authored a series of articles on space-development issues in The Space Review, the Reflector, Ad Astra, and other publications, including the 5th volume of the Aerospace Technology Working Group Book published by the Secure World Foundation, et al. As a member of the NSS Policy Committee, Al is often the lead author of NSS policy papers. Al also has given frequent presentations and exhibitions on space-related subjects dating back to 1985.
He is an Officer and Board member of the Tucson Chapter of NSS and has been actively promoting NSS for over 30 years. He also serves as board member of the Tucson Amateur Astronomy Association, as a docent for the Planetary Science Institute, and was a past board member of the Moon Society.