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

Ambarish Ganguly

Citizen Scientist / IT Professional

Dalia Kirschbaum

Research Scientist

Barbara Cohen

Planetary Scientist

Veronica Allen

Observational Astrochemist

Catharine "Cassie" Conley

Planetary Protection Officer

Charlene Valerio

Systems Engineer

Anne "Annie" Marinan

Systems Engineer

Doug Ellison

Engineering Camera Payload Uplink Lead

Don Boroson

System Engineer

Andreas Beyersdorf

Atmospheric Chemist

Alan Stern


Johnna L. McDaniel

Contamination Control Specialist

Sara Balram Knutson

Science Operations Lead Engineer

Elisa Quintana


Art B. Chmielewski

Project Manager

Dan Caselden

Citizen Scientist / Security Engineer

Michelle Easter

Mechatronics Engineer

John M. Grunsfeld

Former Associate Administrator

Phil Christensen


Yang Liu


Emily Manor-Chapman

Systems Engineer

Mamta Patel Nagaraja

Science Communications

Michelle Gierach


Jan Chodas

Project Manager