Diane Malarik, Biological and Physical Sciences Acting Division Director

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Diane began her NASA career as a shadow student at NASA Glenn Research Center in 1983, as part of a joint NASA / Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) program designed to encourage women to pursue engineering degrees. She continued working there as a summer intern during her undergraduate studies and was hired as a research engineer in 1988. Diane has 30 years of project and program management experience, beginning with her first assignment as the Deputy Project Manager for a space shuttle experiment payload funded by BPS’s predecessor organization. She has managed space flight and space technology development projects and programs within various organizations, such as NASA’s Biological and Physical Sciences Division, Space Communications and Navigation program, International Space Station, Extravehicular Activities, and Advanced Exploration Systems. Diane holds a Bachelor of Science in Macromolecular Engineering from CWRU and an MBA from Cleveland State University.