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Cinda Chullen – NESC Academy Biography

Cinda Chullen

Cinda Chullen was graduated from Southern Illinois University with a bachelor of science in thermal and environmental engineering. She received her Master of Business Administration and Master of Science in Environmental Science from the University of Houston – Clear Lake. In 1985, she joined NASA at JSC as an engineer developing environmental control and life support systems for manned spacecraft in CTSD. In 1990, Chullen became the technical manager of the Science, Engineering, Analysis, and Test (SEAT) Contract, a large high-technology contract providing research and development services to 18 different technical organizations at JSC. She continued her career in the Engineering Directorate (EA) as the manager of the Business Integration and Operations Office and as the dean of the Engineering Academy. In 2007, she rejoined CTSD in EC5 as the systems lead for the development of the PLSS for an advanced spacesuit. Since joining EC5, Chullen has served as a team lead for Systems Engineering, as a project engineer with the EMU team, as the deputy project manager of the EVA Technology Development Project, and as the team lead in the development of the PLSS Rapid Cycle Amine (RCA) component.