Who I Am
I am the mission planner for Mars operations at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in
Pasadena, California. During the mission, I work with all the elements of the flight team
to coordinate trajectories, science plans and spacecraft operations into the overall
I'm originally from San Diego, Calif., I'm 28 years old, and I have degrees from
Berkeley in electrical engineering and from the University of Texas in astronautics. I
recently published a book on spaceflight mechanics for the layperson.