Planetary Protection Engineer
JET PROPULSION LABORATORY
Involved in several missions, to include Mars 2020, InSight and Mars Science Laboratory Mission
Caltech Postdoctoral Scholar
California Institute of Technology, JET PROPULSION LABORATORY
Studied Cleanroom microbial populations and sample collection techniques
Design and development of instruments germane to planetary protection
Graduate Student Research Scientist
DREXEL PLASMA INSTITUTE
Develop an understanding of the sterilization efficacy of plasma on varying spacecraft materials through methods to include standard plate count, PCR, and fluorescent techniques.
2008 - 2010
Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering & Mechanics
Dissertation: Surface Disinfection of Spacecraft Materials from Extremophile Microorganisms by Non-Thermal Atmospheric Pressure Plasmas
2006 - 2008
Master of Science, Mechanical Engineering
2002 - 2006
Bachelors of Science, Physics
Minor in Space, Earth, and Atmospheric Sci.
Hampton University Honors College, Summa Cum Laude
I train with GIVE-STRENGTH to keep me energized physically.
I was able to complete my first ever triathlon with the support from Cal-Tri, an excellent organization for anyone interested in Triathlons (beginner to seasoned triathletes!)
I love sharing my experiences with the world!
Public Speaking reminds me to keep the spark of STTEAM alive.
I love finding unique and beautiful stones.
Sometimes, I make jewelry from these stones.
Once in a while, I give them as gifts.