The epitome of calm, Procurement Manager Eric Newman enjoys going on walking safaris in South Africa.
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Rob Gutro, deputy news chief, manager of breaking news and the NASA Hurricane and Fire websites, is Goddard’s “Master of Disaster.”
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COOP Program Producer Alison Ogden drums out high-impact videos while performing on the snare with an all-girl, 50-member samba reggae band.
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AST Optical Engineering COOP finds inspiration in Margaret Thatcher and her colleagues at Goddard.
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Sometimes the slightest things change the directions of our lives, the merest breath of a circumstance. Life changed in one day for COOP David Gong Sarah when his mom ran into former Special Assistant for Diversity, Sharon Wong.
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Supervisory Computer Engineer Myron Bradshaw spends his days untangling web applications for organizations.
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Through Goddard’s mentoring program, environmental engineer Janine Pollack discovered her dream job.
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Producer Michael Starobin uses projection spheres, hyperwalls, and other gizmos to showcase our science and engineering marvels.
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Goddard News Chief Ed Campion focuses on telling great stories in words and in photographs.
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To IT Project Manager, Charlene T. Butler, living is all about continuously learning and encouraging middle school girls to learn through Goddard’s SISTER Program.
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From work to play, Dr. Lisa M. Mazzuca is beaconed on search and rescue.
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Creative Services Branch Manager R. Todd Stevens is Goddard’s Man Behind the Curtain.
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Goddard allows IT Specialist Mary Collins to embrace her inner nerd.
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Planetary Scientist Lynn M. Carter is curious about everything, from planets to modern art.
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In mapping the sky, Geophysicist Chopo Ma has spent the last 40 years studying the basic philosophical problem of measuring distances between objects in the sky.
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From industrial engineering to electrical engineering to physics, Deputy Project Manager Sandra A. Cauffman is a real maven.
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In between winning medals at the National Senior Games in women’s volleyball, mathematician Jan McGarry leads development of the next generation of the satellite laser ranging system.
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Software Engineer Carlos A. Gomez-Rosa makes the most of his opportunities, from working on MAVEN to being a supernumerary for The Washington Opera.
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Kevin Fisher is tuned in to the Goes-R ground-based antenna system.
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Space Geodesy Project Manager Stephen M. Merkowitz helps the world understand where things are, where they’ve been, and where they’re going.
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From Ultimate Frisbee to the OHCM, Ben is soaring above to gain the ultimate COOP experience.
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Computer Scientist Carey Noll archives data from high-precision Global Positioning Systems that are used to pinpoint locations all over the world to within less than half an inch.
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Diversity Program Analyst Shavondalyn Givens enjoys engaging in thought-provoking conversations.
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Deputy Operations Director and Virginia Tech fan Rivers Lamb gets his hands dirty while contributing to knowledge, science, and to our planet.
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Goddard Chief Engineer Steven S. Scott makes sure that our projects meet their requirements and that they work.
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As the Wallops Flight Facility Test Director, Sarah Daugherty makes the final decision for “launch/flight.”
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Graphic Designer Jay O’Leary grew up at Goddard and now teaches young people his work philosophy.
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From church mission trips to personnel actions, Administrative Officer Linny Dyson takes care of her people.
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Named after a famous NASA astronaut, Almond Neil R. Custodio fulfills his destiny in workforce planning at NASA Goddard.
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Associate Director John Decker moves the production along, whether it is one of his flight projects or a play he is starring in.
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By careful thinking and planning ahead, George Morrow’s career rocketed from a chemical engineering student to Director of Goddard’s Flight Projects who oversees the Hubble Space Telescope and the James Web Telescope among other projects.
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Family comes first to Labor Relations Officer Ed Bohl, including both his personal family and his Goddard family.
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Event Coordinator Mike Lewis keeps everyone on the same page, from scheduling events in our auditoriums to playing R&B music.
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Although many people think putting thermal blankets on spacecraft is as simple as wrapping a present, thermal blanket technician Jennifer Young views the process more like building a sculpture or a costume.
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From competitive ice skating to outer space, Engineering Technician Marilyn Coggins can design and fabricate your attire.
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Video Conference Coordinator Katease DeVaughn arranges meetings with everyone from President Obama to Goddard’s Nobel Laureate.
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If you love the food and look of our newly renovated Building 21 cafeteria, thank GEWA Business Manager Robin L. Mahoney.
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Coffee talk is the best talk according to Barista Jessica Calloway, who will make whatever taste treat your taste buds desire.
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Disability Programs Manager Denna Lambert is a real people person. She helps others excel both at work and in the water.
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Chief Knowledge Officer Ed Rogers makes learning a way of life.
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Creative Services Branch Manager Dalila Brooks may not always wear designer shoes, but she has walked in the shoes of the designers on her team.
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Senior Field Engineer Tom Russell is a master coordinator, from orchestrating numerous launch missions from his console in the Network Integration Center to staging living history activities.
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After almost 44 years on Center, “people person” Jimmy Barcus has worked behind the scenes providing project support ranging from assisting with all five Hubble servicing missions to overseeing the new, $50 million Flight Projects Directorate building.
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From fixing computers to adding chrome to his Harley, IT Field Technician Chris Tinker enjoys tinkering.
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Raúl García is dedicated to maintaining the integrity of Curiosity's mission on Mars and to his parents who helped him realize his goals.
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After traveling, living for a time in the UK and the Netherlands, and learning English, Abigail Calzada was ready for her next challenge, spending her summer at Goddard doing mapping and planning for future scientific work on the moon.
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Senior Research Scientist Nancy Maynard spent a week with indigenous reindeer herders in the tundra of northern Norway studying climate change and its effects on reindeer spring migration.
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Andrew Tsoi reflects on his experiences in both the aeronautics and space sides of NASA internships.
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James Magargee thinks a Goddard internship is the perfect place for a career-driven graduate student.
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Caitlin Gibbons has found her niche in Goddard’s community of engineers.
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When not shaving seconds off her most recent breaststroke time, summer intern Claire Dudek is analyzing temperature and disease data from across the world.
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With an eye for design, Joie rescues old websites from the virtual attic.
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Whether interning in Goddard’s Propulsion branch or competing in horseback riding events, Rita Ainane does everything with passion.
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Highly passionate about the internship programs at Goddard, Diane has been making a difference in students’ lives for over thirty years.
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With 30 years of experience, it’s the life changing moments when Sheri Brown is able to witness the positive impact she’s making on the Goddard campus.
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A future Electrical Engineering student at Princeton University, Mariah Krimchansky is enthusiastic about putting her high school physics classes to the test in Goddard’s Heliophysics lab.
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Inspired by a NASA movie about Earth’s changing environment, Darlene Squibb was moved to change careers to be part of the environmental team at Goddard.
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With an infectious smile and outgoing personality that helps support her office, Stephanie Keene has created an atmosphere and opportunity for her to grow.
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Data Visualizer and Designer Robert Simmon never thought that he would become “Mr. Blue Marble.”
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Supply Chain Manager Matthew Fox ensures that NASA suppliers do what we are paying them to do.
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Lauri K. Newman grew up at Goddard watching her father work at the Delta control center. Now she protects NASA spacecraft from collisions with other on-orbit space objects.
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Maria So arrived at Goddard as a one-year exchange student from Hong Kong. Today she is the Deputy Director for the Safety and Mission Assurance Directorate and a mentor for and member of the Senior Executive Service.
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As a Reliability Engineer, Luis D. Gallo enjoys theoretical challenges. As the son of Cuban immigrants, he looks forward to the reality of someday visiting the rest of his family in Havana.
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Retired telecommunications manager Karen Catucci found the perfect job working for NASA and helping others with everything from travel orders to office supplies.
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With his big, easy smile, Joe Witte puts a silver lining into everything he does, from weather forecasting to educating about climate change.
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Although supervisory aerospace engineer Howard Branch works with cryogenics, a pretty cool area, his warmth shows when he volunteers with his church’s mentoring program for young men.
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Despite his humble beginnings, Recruitment and Outreach Program Manager Richard Gudnitz believes that ambition determines your future reality and encourages new recruits to believe the same.
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Project Safety Manager Carol J. Hamilton knows she has done her job right when nothing bad happens.
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Facilities Management Planner David H. Richardson works hard today to create the future big picture of the Center.
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After working at Goddard for 49 years, and at the age of 84, Vince Gigliotti retired but immediately returned as an Emeritus because of his sense of duty to continue working.
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Systems Review Manager Bob Savage enjoys working with people, from performing project reviews to going on church mission trips to Honduras.
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Whether it’s handling large procurement contracts for Code 600 or developing a calendar of his own photography work, Keith Long is up for any challenge.
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Belly dancing, trapeze-flying geochemist Dr. Jennifer Stern studies whether the surface chemistry of Mars could support life.
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Retired Air Force veteran Jean Manall coordinates Goddard shipments – both big and small.
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Supervisory Space Scientist Amy Simon-Miller takes dedication to the next level.
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Financial Manager Matt Ritsko gets a thrill out of being part of a mission that allows him to give back to something greater than himself.
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Video Producer Chris Smith advises newcomers to prepare for the unexpected, from filming the Queen of England to working with Pixar on the movie “Wall*E.”
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Aerospace Engineer Dean Chai believes that everything has to align for good things to happen and that each individual is responsible for making things align.
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Aerospace Engineer Mark Branch has found the equation to enjoying life. His science of happiness: Do what you love.
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Dr. Dan Krieger is a wizard at advising Goddard people by day and an NBA franchise by night.
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Working and laughing with her Freedom of Information Act teammates is therapy for Jacque Lofton’s soul.
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Marco “Mission Impossible” Midon was the one the Russians relied on to come up with a quick fix to their Soyuz radio frequency problem.
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Whether planning events for 15,000 members of the public or 40 plus family members, Michelle R. Jones makes the impossible possible.
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Climate scientist Compton Tucker leads a space archaeology team every July to conduct archaeological geophysical survey field work in Gordian, Turkey.
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Joan Belt is a people person who meets challenges, and her Goddard colleagues, with a smile.
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Param Nair is a “cost and schedule” guy who advises everyone to “do the Sneakernet” and meet people.
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Life suddenly changed in one day for new employee Sarah DiMarco when her best friend Eileen Barnes told her about a job opening here.
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From planning offices to gardens, Andrew Casavant always has an eye on green initiatives.
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From researching space to predicting space weather, space physicist Michael Hesse loves solving big, scientific puzzles.
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Eileen Barnes pays attention to details, whether arranging for Dr. John Mather to receive the Nobel Prize or organizing a marathon trip for her and her best friends.
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As “Snowflake 1,” Ray Rubilotta has the job of calling the Center Director by 4:45 a.m. on snow days to recommend the Center’s operating status.
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Anetra Tucker cruises through her work during the day and later on vacations to exotic ports.
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Magnetospheric Multiscale Mission Observatory Manager Roberto M. Alemán eventually discovered that the person here whom he most admired was actually a very distant relative.
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John is a behind-the-scenes guy who has managed hundreds of construction projects, but what really puts a smile on his face is riding his Harley and spending time with his grandchildren.
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Returning Office of Communications’ summer intern Grace S. Montalvo De León appreciates the importance of creative communications.
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A team player and energetic Orioles fan, Grace Batterden has found joy interning at the Office of Communications.
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Intern Gilberto Guevara loves learning among one of the highest concentrations of PhDs in the world.
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Financial intern Bernard Itaka Lebrón brainstorms to develop his "bag of skills."
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Serial intern Jaime Toro Medina has learned the importance of balancing work and life.
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Jazz drumming, living a Mars existence in Utah, and working for Habitat for Humanity are only a few of the things that make intern Christine Redmond a force to be reckoned with!
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Enriching the minds of kids and inspiring them to reach for goals that they may never have dreamt is what Paul hopes to do this summer while at the Visitor’s Center.
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During the day custodian Jamaar “Blue” Blue works with a broom and dust pan, but on weekends he and his family switch to fishing rods on the bay.
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Deborah Boone is caring by nature, whether for her Melwood team or her friends and family.
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Andrew Hoffmaster's globetrotting work at Goddard has paved his way for his new job making prosthetic devices for those in need.
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Whether he’s fostering teamwork in various organizations at Goddard, sailing out of Annapolis or throwing kicks and punches at his non-profit karate studio, for Dr. Howard Kea it’s all about building community and increasing collaboration.
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Contract Specialist and Diversity Dialogue Facilitator Jennifer O’Connell dreams of taking her family to explore their roots in Sicily, Italy.
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By day, Oren Sheinman engineers the hardware that will sniff the soil of another planet. At home, he loves Australian Shepherds and activities that take him out of doors to experience this planet.
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Assistant Chief of the Aircraft Office for Wallops Flight Facility Rich Rogers has fun performing precision research flying including over the North Pole.
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At work, Financial Analyst Tara Perdue loves ferreting out errors in financial spreadsheets until her organization’s work is flawless. Off the job, with her two children, she spends as much time out of doors as possible enjoying the country.
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Information Technology Manager Bob Freitas maintains IT systems, from the Center Director’s laptops to his own flight simulator.
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Gail Skofronick Jackson loves to explore the Earth - from deep, underground caves to falling snow from clouds.
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