Robert Garner joined GESTAR as Lead Web Editor in May 2011. Prior to this, he worked with GEST/UMBC as a Media Specialist. He has a bachelor of arts in journalism from the University of Maryland, College Park, with a minor in astronomy. He received a master's of library science degree from the University of Maryland in 2011. In March 2019, he was named interim social media lead of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, based in the Office of Communications.