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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Lead Edward Gonzales
Jeremy Schnittman wearing headset in front of view of galaxy in green
Goddard technologist Nithin Abraham works inside a small cleanroom.

People of Goddard

Get to know your friendly neighborhood space flight center and the people that make up the largest community of scientists, engineers and technologists on planet.

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Featured Profiles

Conversations With Goddard is a collection of Q and A profiles highlighting the breadth and depth of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center’s talented and diverse workforce. The Conversations have been published twice a month on average since May 2011. 

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Shaigh Sisk: Keeping the Wheels Turning in Projects and Pottery

5 min read

Project support specialist Shaigh Sisk helps keep things running in Goddard's Exploration and Space Communications Projects division – and in…


Two NASA Goddard Earth Scientists Receive AGU Awards

3 min read

Dr. Dalia Kirschbaum and Dr. John Bolten, both of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, received American Geophysical…


Javier Ocasio-Pérez Brings Teams and Missions Together

9 min read

Javier Ocasio-Pérez uses ingenuity and teamwork to lead integration and testing (I&T) for the Capture, Containment, and Return System (CCRS)…


Mike Moreau: Bringing Bennu Back to Earth

6 min read

Dr. Michael Moreau serves as the deputy project manager for OSIRIS-REx, a multi-year mission to travel to the asteroid Bennu…


Steve Arslanian Builds on Childhood and Career at Goddard

6 min read

From childhood afternoons at the Goddard rec center to a 33-year career with the Hubble Space Telescope, Steve Arslanian values…


Glenn Bazemore: Professional Problem-Solver

6 min read

Glenn Bazemore is a mechanical engineer working on the Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope Team. He also aims to become…


meet the Goddard Leadership

Portrait of Makenzie Lystrup, smiling at the camera. She has medium brown hair, lighter closer to the ends. She is wearing brownish, plastic-rimmed glasses, and a black, red and gold scarf, and black blazer. Behind her is the American flag.

Goddard Center Director

Cynthia Simmons sits at a table with her hands clasped in front of her. She wears a red blazer with a black shirt underneath.

Acting Goddard Deputy Center Director 

Christyl Johnson with long, flowing black hair. She is wearing a black blazer with a white shirt underneath. The background is blue with an American flag over her right shoulder.

Deputy Director for Technology and Research Investments

Ray Rubilotta, white and grey hair poses for a portrait. He is wearing a tweed brown suit jacket over a light blue collared shirt with a multi-colored tie. Behind him is a blue background with an American flag over his right shoulder.

Associate Center Director

Dave Pierce, a white man with white hair, wears a pair of black-rimmed glasses, a dark-colored blazer with a light blue shirt and yellow tie. Behind him is the American flag against a blue background.

Wallops Flight Facility Director