Susan Sackett

American Humanist Association — Phoenix, AZ

Susan Sackett grew up in Connecticut and Florida and received both her Bachelor of Arts and Master of Education degrees from the University of Florida in Gainesville. In August 1974, she began an association with Gene Roddenberry, creator of the television legend Star Trek serving as his personal executive assistant for over 17 years until his death in October 1991.

Susan and her writing partner, Fred Bronson, sold several stories and a teleplay to Star Trek: The Next Generation, including the popular episodes “Ménage à Troi” and “The Game.” She has written multiple books about her experiences with Star Trek, including Letters to Star TrekStar Trek Speaks!The Making of Star Trek: The Motion Picture, and her Star Trek memoir, Inside Trek. Her primary PowerPoint presentation is titled "Humanism in 'Star Trek'."

Susan is Secretary of the American Humanist Association Board of Directors. She is also a Board Member of the International Humanist and Ethical Union.

Susan can be reached via e-mail at susansackett [at] earthlink [dot] net

Topic(s): Arts & Entertainment, Humanism

Sub-topic(s): Art & science, Filmmaking