Joy Henegar-Leon is the Fermi Mission Integration and Test Manager at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md.
Henegar-Leon has worked on the Fermi project for NASA since 2003 and is responsible for the integration and test of the instruments and spacecraft, in addition to the integration of the flight and ground segments for the Fermi mission.
From 1999 to 2003, Henegar-Leon was the Information Systems Architect for the National Polar-Orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System (NPOESS) Preparatory Project (NPP), responsible for the definition of the climate science data processing segment as well as the mission operations concept. Prior to 2003, she supported the Landsat 7 mission as the project manager for several of the science data processing ground system components. She has over 20 years of continuous service to the NASA mission.
Henegar-Leon was born in Hagerstown, Md. and graduated from the University of Maryland College Park in 1986 with Bachelor of Science in Computer Science. She also received a Masters in Computer Science from the Johns Hopkins University in 1990. She lives in Chesapeake Beach, Md. with her husband, Darryl, their two sons, Kerry and Cameron, and daughter, Dakota.