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Conversations With Goddard

Discover Goddard’s exceptional people. "Conversations with Goddard" highlights the amazing things our people do here at Goddard. "Outside Goddard" celebrates the extraordinary things our people do away from Goddard. Both showcase our people and their personal and professional passions.

Thermal engineer Christine Cottingham thinks it’s cool to work on Goddard’s thermally hottest program.

> Read more about Christine Cottingham

A descendant of the Sforza Court, patrons of Leonardo da Vinci, mechanical engineer Diamantino Sforza isn’t afraid to get his hands dirty at work or in his garden.

> Read more about Diamantino Sforza

Atmospheric physicist Ralph Kahn works with a brilliant climate change community, from the national to international level.

> Read Part One of the interview with Ralph Kahn

> Read Part Two of the interview with Ralph Kahn

A man of three continents, climate scientist William Lau sees Earth as one.

> Read Part One of the interview with Dr. William Lau

> Read Part Two of the interview with Dr. William Lau

From mechanical assemblies for spacecraft to architectural photographs, mechanical engineer Andrew Wohl looks for geometric beauty in unexpected places.

> Read more about Andrew Wohl

From counting pieces of light to building a competition robot with students instrument systems engineer Megan Meehan finds beauty in numbers and patterns.

> Read more about Megan Meehan

Education specialist Janie Nall is passionate about opening doors for minority and underrepresented students.

> Read more about Janie Nall

Anne Thompson describes her career as an adventure in various ozone layers, including meeting Paul Newman at the tropopause.

>  Read more about Anne Thompson (Part One)

> Read more about Annet Thompson (Part Two)

Public outreach specialist Colleen Quinn-House loves talking to the public, whether she is explaining fun facts about the Webb Telescope to the public or dressed as a clown, entertaining children at the White House Easter Egg Roll.

> Read more about Colleen Quinn-House

When faced with a complex problem, Aura project scientist and co-lead for the Chemistry Climate Model Anne Douglass instructs herself to think like a scientist.

> Read more about Anne Douglass (Part One)

> Read more about Anne Douglass (Part Two)

Each day, Ed Masuoka and his group produce and distribute a Library of Congress worth of science products and imagery collected by instruments on the Terra, Aqua and Aura satellites to users throughout the world.

> Read more about Ed Masuoka

Aerospace Engineer Fernando Pellerano builds instruments for NASA during the day and creates robots with his son during his free time.

> Part One of Fernando's interview

> Part Two of Fernando's interview

Don’t complain to electrical engineer Bill Anselm about the weather, he just builds the weather satellites.

> Read more about Bill Anselm

Recently arrived physician Dr. Kimberly Beck wants to see you when you’re healthy and keep you that way.

> Read more about Dr. Kimberly Beck

IT manager Sanjeev Sharma focuses on customer service.

> Read more about Sanjeev Sharma

After almost 37 years at Goddard, computer scientist Nancy Palm has seen computers evolve from filling an entire room to fitting in the palm of one’s hand.

> Read more about Nancy Palm

James Webb Space Telescope Deputy Project Manager John F. Durning and his team are looking for the first lights after the big bang.

> Read more about John Durning

Inspired by the Northern Lights as a young man, heliophysicist Craig Pollock has spent his career building instruments to study the charged gas, called plasma, that create the aurora.

> Read more about Craig Pollock

From engaging in combat engineering missions in the Middle East, to operating and maintaining Goddard’s large campus, Facilities Operations Specialist Eric M. Holmes—Mr. Snow Desk—gets the mission accomplished.

> Read more about Eric Holmes

Chief Scientist for Atmospheres, Paul Newman, is the most diplomatic scientist at Goddard. He is one of four co-chairs to the United Nations Science Panel for the Montreal Protocol. 

> Read more about Paul Newman

From summer intern to napkin speech writer, Justin is making waves through the Goddard Community.

> Read more about Justin Rice

Born and raised in South Vietnam, Phuc Nguyen came to Goddard as an intern and is now an electronics engineer whose work is soon going to Mars.

> Read more about Phuc H. Nguyen

Whether he is at work or at play, project manager Dave Mitchell is determined to give it his all.

> Read more about Dave Mitchell

OSIRIS-REx project systems engineer Dave Everett thinks his job is fun because it is hard.

> Read more about Dave Everett

Astrophysicist Bernie Rauscher explains what it takes to be a good scientist.

> Read more about Bernie Rauscher

Aerospace engineer Neerav Shah believes in collaboration because two smart people are smarter than one smart person.

> Read more about Neerav

 

Earth science education specialist Brian Campbell motivates teachers and students to be excited about NASA Earth science.

> Read more about Brian

Mechanical engineer Daniel Alvarado’s newest travel companion will be the 7,000-pound GPM satellite, which he will escort from Maryland to Tanegashima, Japan.

> Read more about Daniel

Astrophysicist Aki Roberge is looking for life in all the right places on other planets.

> Read more about Aki Roberge

Astronomer Stephen Rinehart readies for the launch of TESS which will aid in his search for exoplanets.

> Read more about Stephen Rinehart

During the week, computer engineer Sanetra Bailey writes programs for robotic satellites. On weekends, she coaches high school students on making LEGO robots for national competitions–and her team just came in first at Nationals.

> Read more about Sanetra Bailey

Product assurance engineer Kamili Jackson believes that giving back is paying back.

> Read more about Kamili Jackson

As Special Assistant to the Flight Projects Directorate, Val Lunz uses momentum as motivation.

> Read more about Val Lunz

James Webb Space Telescope Project Scientist Matt Greenhouse lives by the phrase “always put the mission first.”

 

> Read more about Matt Greenhouse

At Goddard, Elvia Ramirez-Vidal translated complex material into 140 character Spanish tweets for NASA's most powerful space telescope being built, the James Webb Space Telescope.

 

> Read more about Elvia Ramirez-Vidal

Scott Ritz, the science team lead for NASA’s Global Change Master Directory, strives to be as organized as possible.

 

> Read more about Scott Ritz

In her next life, Information Technology (IT) Specialist Courtney Ritz wants to be an astronaut, but until then she’ll settle for annual visits to Space Camp.

 

> Read more about Courtney Ritz

Managing spaceflight instruments is Todd King’s passport to the universe.

 

> Read more about Todd King

At Goddard, Lixa Rodriguez-Ramón makes sure everyone is safe while they break through the boundaries of science and technology.

 

> Read more about Lixa Rodriguez-Ramón

Senior programmer analyst Gary Craig spends his time skimming over more than just lines of code.

 

> Read more about Gary Craig

Rather than focus on the autism Nicholas Johnson has Goddard supports his passion for computers.
 

> Read more about Nicholas Johnson

Mechanical engineering and materials science student Paula McCarter makes the most of her hands-on summer experience.
 

> Read more about Paula McCarter

Puerto Rican-born accounting student Ana Valeria uses culture shock as an opportunity to learn and embraces her “money talk”-filled background.
 

> Read more about Ana Valeria Pérez Caballero

Optical engineer by day and cellist by night, Anthony Yee tunes his engineering skills so he can one day be a lead optical engineer.
 

> Read more about Anthony Yee

According to Stanley “Stosh” Comisiak, Employee Assistance Program consultant and counselor, the best way to reduce stress is to choose to view any given situation as relaxing. Also, get active physically, engage with people and make friends.
 

› Read more about Stanley "Stosh" Comisiak

J. Bryan Blair

Mathematician-turned-instrument scientist James "Bryan" Blair takes an unconventional approach and is always looking for that next mountain to climb.

› Read more about James "Bryan" Blair

Scott Luthcke

Geophysicist Scott Luthcke finds weighing the ice sheets is sometimes easier than coaching his three daughters in field hockey.
 

› Read more about Scott Luthcke

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Web developer Maggie Masetti is all about the big bang theory, from working with our Dr. John Mather, who proved the theory, to visiting the set of the television show.
 

› Read more about Maggie Masetti

Photo of Brian Christopher Thomas

Numbers guy Brian Christopher Thomas puzzles out new ways to work the budget system rather than have the budget system work us.

› Read more about Brian Christopher Thomas

Erin McKinley at a Digital Learning Network event at Goddard.

Teacher and NASA Television star Erin McKinley is an enthusiastic, eternal learner.

› Read more about Erin McKinley

John Hagopian and his son, Matthew, fishing.

To optical physicist turned inventor John Hagopian, everything is a puzzle and the game is to make connections that are not obvious.

› Read more about John Hagopian

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Arkansas farm girl-turned-astrophysicist never thought she would be in a rap video about the James Webb Space Telescope that was shown on the “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” show.

› Read more about Amber Straughn

Photo of Valerie Casanto

Valerie Casasanto, the principal investigator for the Beautiful Earth program, bridges science, music and visual art to inspire and engage children about Earth.

› Read more about Valerie Casasanto

Photo of Andre Dress in front of the Space Shuttle

Home-grown Aerospace Engineer Andre Dress loves leading successful launches, making custom “Black Hole” stout and designer soaps, and leading a church band catering to children.

› Read more about Andre Dress

Photo of Paul Geithner

From working on the James Webb Space Telescope to driving one of his rebuilt, historic Triumph Spitfires on “The Tail of the Dragon,” Deputy Project Manager Paul H. Geithner is always passionate.

› Read more about Paul Geithner

Photo of Eric Newman

The epitome of calm, Procurement Manager Eric Newman enjoys going on walking safaris in South Africa.

› Read more about Eric Newman

Photo of Rob Gutro

Rob Gutro, deputy news chief, manager of breaking news and the NASA Hurricane and Fire websites, is Goddard’s “Master of Disaster.”

› Read more about Rob Gutro

Photo of Alison Ogden

COOP Program Producer Alison Ogden drums out high-impact videos while performing on the snare with an all-girl, 50-member samba reggae band.

› Read more about Alison Ogden

Photo of Margaret Dominguez

AST Optical Engineering COOP finds inspiration in Margaret Thatcher and her colleagues at Goddard.

› Read more about Margaret Dominguez

Photo of David Gong

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.

› Read more about David Gong

Photo of Myron Bradshaw

Supervisory Computer Engineer Myron Bradshaw spends his days untangling web applications for organizations.

› Read more about Myron Bradshaw

Photo of Janine Pollack

Through Goddard’s mentoring program, environmental engineer Janine Pollack discovered her dream job.

› Read more about Janine Pollack

Photo of Michael Starobin

Producer Michael Starobin uses projection spheres, hyperwalls, and other gizmos to showcase our science and engineering marvels.

› Read more about Michael Starobin

Photo of Ed Campion

Goddard News Chief Ed Campion focuses on telling great stories in words and in photographs.

› Read more about Ed Campion

Photo of Charlene Butler

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.

› Read more about Charlene Butler

Photo of Lisa Mazzuca

From work to play, Dr. Lisa M. Mazzuca is beaconed on search and rescue.

› Read more about Lisa Mazzuca

Photo of Todd Stevens

Creative Services Branch Manager R. Todd Stevens is Goddard’s Man Behind the Curtain.

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Photo of Mary Collins

Goddard allows IT Specialist Mary Collins to embrace her inner nerd.

› Read more about Mary Collins

Photo of Lynn Carter

Planetary Scientist Lynn M. Carter is curious about everything, from planets to modern art.

› Read more about Lynn Carter

Photo of Chopo Ma

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.

› Read more about Chopo Ma

Photo of Sandra Cauffman

From industrial engineering to electrical engineering to physics, Deputy Project Manager Sandra A. Cauffman is a real maven.

› Read more about Sandra Cauffman

Photo of Jan McGarry

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.

› Read more about Jan McGarry

Photo of Carlos A. Gomez Rosa

Software Engineer Carlos A. Gomez-Rosa makes the most of his opportunities, from working on MAVEN to being a supernumerary for The Washington Opera.

› Read more about Carlos A. Gomez-Rosa

Photo of Kevin Fisher

Kevin Fisher is tuned in to the Goes-R ground-based antenna system.

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Photo of Stephen Merkowitz

Space Geodesy Project Manager Stephen M. Merkowitz helps the world understand where things are, where they’ve been, and where they’re going.

› Read more about Stephen Merkowitz

Photo of Benjamin Slade

From Ultimate Frisbee to the OHCM, Ben is soaring above to gain the ultimate COOP experience.

› Read more about Ben Slade

Photo of Carey Noll

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.

› Read more about Carey Noll

Photo of Shavondalyn Givens

Diversity Program Analyst Shavondalyn Givens enjoys engaging in thought-provoking conversations.

› Read more about Shavondalyn Givens

Photo of Rivers Lamb

Deputy Operations Director and Virginia Tech fan Rivers Lamb gets his hands dirty while contributing to knowledge, science, and to our planet.

› Read more about Rivers Lamb

Photo of Steven Scott

Goddard Chief Engineer Steven S. Scott makes sure that our projects meet their requirements and that they work.

› Read more about Steven Scott

Photo of Sarah Daugherty

As the Wallops Flight Facility Test Director, Sarah Daugherty makes the final decision for “launch/flight.”

› Read more about Sarah Daugherty

Photo of Jay O'Leary

Graphic Designer Jay O’Leary grew up at Goddard and now teaches young people his work philosophy.

› Read more about Jay O'Leary

Image of Linny Dyson

From church mission trips to personnel actions, Administrative Officer Linny Dyson takes care of her people.

› Read more about Linny Dyson

Photo of Almond Custodio

Named after a famous NASA astronaut, Almond Neil R. Custodio fulfills his destiny in workforce planning at NASA Goddard.

› Read more about Almond Neil R. Custodio

Photo of John Decker

Associate Director John Decker moves the production along, whether it is one of his flight projects or a play he is starring in.

› Read more about John Decker

Photo of George Morrow

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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Photo of Ed Bohl

Family comes first to Labor Relations Officer Ed Bohl, including both his personal family and his Goddard family.

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Photo of Michael Lewis

Event Coordinator Mike Lewis keeps everyone on the same page, from scheduling events in our auditoriums to playing R&B music.

› Read more about Mike Lewis

Jennifer Young in the blanket lab

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.

› Read more about Jennifer Young

Photo of Marilyn Coggins

From competitive ice skating to outer space, Engineering Technician Marilyn Coggins can design and fabricate your attire.

› Read more about Marilyn Coggins

Photo of Katease Devaughn

Video Conference Coordinator Katease DeVaughn arranges meetings with everyone from President Obama to Goddard’s Nobel Laureate.

› Read more about Katease Devaughn

Photo of Robin Mahoney

If you love the food and look of our newly renovated Building 21 cafeteria, thank GEWA Business Manager Robin L. Mahoney.

› Read more about Robin Mahoney

Photo of Jessica Calloway

Coffee talk is the best talk according to Barista Jessica Calloway, who will make whatever taste treat your taste buds desire.

› Read more about Jessica Calloway

Gerald

Through finding speakers, and being one himself, EEO Specialist Gerald "Tiki" Tiqui fire dances his way into sharing his Polynesian culture.

› Read more about Gerald "Tiki" Tiqui

Photo of Denna Lambert

Disability Programs Manager Denna Lambert is a real people person. She helps others excel both at work and in the water.

› Read more about Denna Lambert

Photo of Ed Rogers

Chief Knowledge Officer Ed Rogers makes learning a way of life.

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Photo of Dalila Brooks

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.

› Read more about Dalila Brooks

Image of where Tom Russell works

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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Photo of Jimmy Barcus

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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Chris Tinker on his Harley

From fixing computers to adding chrome to his Harley, IT Field Technician Chris Tinker enjoys tinkering.

› Read more about Chris Tinker

Photo of Raul Garcia

Raúl García is dedicated to maintaining the integrity of Curiosity's mission on Mars and to his parents who helped him realize his goals.

› Read more about Raúl García

Photo of Abigail Calzada

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.

› Read more about Abigail Calzada

Photo of Nancy Maynard

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.

› Read more about Nancy Maynard

Photo of Andrew Tsoi

Andrew Tsoi reflects on his experiences in both the aeronautics and space sides of NASA internships.

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Photo of James Magargee

James Magargee thinks a Goddard internship is the perfect place for a career-driven graduate student.

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Caitlin in front of a Ling Dynamic Systems shaker table.

Caitlin Gibbons has found her niche in Goddard’s community of engineers.

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Photo of Claire Dudek

When not shaving seconds off her most recent breaststroke time, summer intern Claire Dudek is analyzing temperature and disease data from across the world.

› Read more about Claire Dudek

Photo of Joie Chang

With an eye for design, Joie rescues old websites from the virtual attic.

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Photo of Rita Ainane

Whether interning in Goddard’s Propulsion branch or competing in horseback riding events, Rita Ainane does everything with passion.

› Read more about Rita Ainane

Photo of Diane Cockrell

Highly passionate about the internship programs at Goddard, Diane has been making a difference in students’ lives for over thirty years.

› Read more about Diane Cockrell

Photo of Shari Brown

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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Photo of Mariah Krimchansky

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.

› Read more about Mariah Krimchansky

Photo of Darlene Squibb

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.

› Read more about Darlene Squibb

Photo of Stephanie Keene

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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Photo of Robert Simmon in front of the

Data Visualizer and Designer Robert Simmon never thought that he would become “Mr. Blue Marble.”

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Photo of Matthew Fox

Supply Chain Manager Matthew Fox ensures that NASA suppliers do what we are paying them to do.

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Photo of Lauri K. Newman

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.

› Read more about Lauri K. Newman

Photo of Maria So

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.

› Read more about Maria So

Photo of Luis Gallo

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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Karen Catucci with Miho Hasegawa in the NASA Postdoctoral Program from Japan

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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Photo of Joe Witte

With his big, easy smile, Joe Witte puts a silver lining into everything he does, from weather forecasting to educating about climate change.

› Read more about Joe Witte

Photo of Howard Branch

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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Photo of Richard Gudnitz

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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Photo of Carol Hamilton

Project Safety Manager Carol J. Hamilton knows she has done her job right when nothing bad happens.

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Photo of David Richardson

Facilities Management Planner David H. Richardson works hard today to create the future big picture of the Center.

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Photo of Vince Gigliotti in his office

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.

› Read more about Vince Gigliotti

Photo of Bob Savage

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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Keith at KSC, next to the Space Shuttle Endeavour Orbiter.

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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Photo of Jennifer Stern

Belly dancing, trapeze-flying geochemist Dr. Jennifer Stern studies whether the surface chemistry of Mars could support life.

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Photo of Jean Manall

Retired Air Force veteran Jean Manall coordinates Goddard shipments – both big and small.

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Photo of Amy Simon Miller

Supervisory Space Scientist Amy Simon-Miller takes dedication to the next level.

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Photo of Matt Ritsko

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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Chris Smith demonstrating the glidecam

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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Photo of Dean Chai in his office.

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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Image of Mark Branch

Aerospace Engineer Mark Branch has found the equation to enjoying life. His science of happiness: Do what you love.

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Photo of Dan Krieger with his Wizards memorabilia

Dr. Dan Krieger is a wizard at advising Goddard people by day and an NBA franchise by night.

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Photo of Jacque Lofton

Working and laughing with her Freedom of Information Act teammates is therapy for Jacque Lofton’s soul.

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Photo of Marco Midon

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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Photo of Michelle Jones

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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Photo of Compton Tucker

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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Photo of Joan Belt

Joan Belt is a people person who meets challenges, and her Goddard colleagues, with a smile.

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Photo of Param Nair

Param Nair is a “cost and schedule” guy who advises everyone to “do the Sneakernet” and meet people.

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Photo of Sara DiMarco

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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Andrew Casavant in his floral element

From planning offices to gardens, Andrew Casavant always has an eye on green initiatives.

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Photo of Michael Hesse

From researching space to predicting space weather, space physicist Michael Hesse loves solving big, scientific puzzles.

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Photo of Eileen Barnes

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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Photo of Ray Rubilotta

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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Photo of Anetra Tucker

Anetra Tucker cruises through her work during the day and later on vacations to exotic ports.

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Photo of Roberto Aleman

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 Gauthier hard at work at Goddard.

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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Grace Montalvo DeLeon meeting with a VIP at Goddard.

Returning Office of Communications’ summer intern Grace S. Montalvo De León appreciates the importance of creative communications.

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Grace Batterden at Goddard Day

A team player and energetic Orioles fan, Grace Batterden has found joy interning at the Office of Communications.

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Gilberto Guevara

Intern Gilberto Guevara loves learning among one of the highest concentrations of PhDs in the world.

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Bernard Itaka at a NASA Poster Session.

Financial intern Bernard Itaka Lebrón brainstorms to develop his "bag of skills."

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Jaime Toro Medina at a shuttle launch.

Serial intern Jaime Toro Medina has learned the importance of balancing work and life.

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Christine Redmond in Utah with the Mars Society.

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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Photo of Paul Dees

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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Photo of Jamarr

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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Photo of Deborah Boone

Deborah Boone is caring by nature, whether for her Melwood team or her friends and family.

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Photo of Andrew Hoffmaster

Andrew Hoffmaster's globetrotting work at Goddard has paved his way for his new job making prosthetic devices for those in need.

› Intern Edition: Read more about Andrew Hoffmaster

Photo of Howard Kea in front of the Science on a Sphere at Goddard.

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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The O'Connell Family watching American Idol.

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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Photo of Oren Sheinman

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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Rich Rogers stands in front of his prop plane

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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Tara Perdue and family

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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Bob Freitas running his flight simulator.

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 pursuing her love of caving.

Gail Skofronick Jackson loves to explore the Earth - from deep, underground caves to falling snow from clouds.

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Elizabeth M. Jarrell
NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center

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Page Last Updated: July 29th, 2014
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