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Dream Job

“It’s important to remind ourselves that we have the most glorious jobs in the world. We are all paid to figure out how the universe began and how it evolves. We’re paid to try to figure out how the night sky, full of galaxies and stars and planets, came to be. And we’re paid to try to find life elsewhere in the universe. What could be better than that?” 

–Paul Hertz, Director of Astrophysics Division

Richard "Rick" Grammier (1955 - 2011)

Former Director for Solar System Exploration

Margaret Kivelson

Scientist

Xianzhe Jia

Scientist

Elizabeth Córdoba

Systems Engineer

Pamela Gay

Astronomer and Assistant Research Professor

Jason Dworkin

Project Scientist

Umut Yildiz

Deep Space Communications Engineer

Steven Silverberg

Postdoctoral Associate

Ashley Stroupe

Robotics Software Engineer

Jamie Moore

Contamination Control Engineer

Melina Thévenot

Citizen Scientist

Michelle Gierach

Scientist

Marshall Styczinski

Doctoral Candidate in Physics

Michael Freilich (1954-2020)

Former Director, NASA Earth Science Division

Ralph Carruth

Director

Nori Laslo

Engineer

Dee McLellan

Teacher/Observatory Coordinator

Serina Diniega

Scientist

Cynthia Phillips

Planetary Geologist

Susan Niebur (1973-2012)

Astrophysicist

Angela Watson

Program Resource Analyst

Jaron Edsitty

Student

Carol Raymond

Scientist