Ms. Prince currently serves as the NESC Chief Engineer at the NASA Langley Research Center. She joined NASA Langley Research Center in 2001 where she has made significant contributions to several of NASA’s Mars missions. In 2001-2002, she was a member of the Langley Mars Odyssey Aerobraking Operations Team. In 2003, she supported the Mars Exploration Rover Entry, Descent, and Landing (EDL) Flight Mechanics Team. She also served as the Langley flight mechanics lead for the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Aerobraking Operations Team. She was responsible for the EDL simulation of the Mars Phoenix spacecraft that safely reached the surface of Mars on May 25, 2008. In addition to her technical work, she was the Assistant Branch Head in the Atmospheric Flight and Entry Systems Branch from 2007 to 2012; in 2010 she served a detail in the Office of Chief Technologist at NASA Headquarters; and in 2012 she was selected as Branch Head of the Structural and Thermal Systems Branch at NASA Langley Research Center.
Ms. Prince is the recipient of several honors and awards, including a NASA Exceptional Achievement Medal in 2006 and the 2010 Women in Aerospace Achievement Award. Ms Prince earned a B.A. degree in Physics and Astronomy from Northwestern University and a M.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from The George Washington University.