Jessica Knizhnik leads NASA’s Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) Infusion and Modernization Initiative (MIAMI) to implement MBSE at NASA by utilizing test cases and engineering expertise from across NASA field centers, industry, and academia. She completed a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering and a M.S. degree in Systems Engineering, both at the University of Maryland, where she was first introduced to MBSE. Prior to her work on MIAMI, she served as a product assurance engineer on NASA science missions, including the James Webb Space Telescope.