Dr Camille Wardrop Alleyne Assistant Deputy Associate Administrator for Programs Science Mission Directorate NASA Headquarters.
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Dr. Alleyne has dedicated her 22-year career to advancing the areas of aerospace and space technology development, specifically in the fields of human space flight, space vehicle systems engineering, integration and testing and space (microgravity) research; and most recently in the areas of space technology application in international development and global space, science and technology education advocacy for girls – work she does through her non-governmental organization, the Brightest Stars Foundation, founded in 2007.
She currently serves as the Assistant Deputy Associate Administrator for Programs in the Science Mission Directorate (SMD) at NASA Headquarters. In this role she is responsible for leading the integration of SMD’s small satellite, technology and access to space strategies. She also provides leadership to assessing SMD’s programs, projects and institutions for technical and cost effectiveness, quality, and performance. SMD currently has a portfolio of 109 missions in formulation, development, and operations across planetary, earth, heliophysics and astrophysics scientific disciplines. Prior to this, she served as the Associate Program Scientist for the International Space Station (ISS) – a space-based science laboratory. In this role, she developed and managed innovative strategies that communicated the benefits of the scientific research conducted on the ISS to stakeholders including US Congress, the general public and potential users. She also led the integration of all international space education programs across the ISS Partners (US, Japan, Russia, Europe and Canada). She has served as the Assistant Program Scientist for the ISS, the Orion Crew Module Systems, Integration and Test Technical Manager at Johnson Space Center, Lead Systems Engineer for Constellation Program at NASA Headquarters and as a Flight Systems Test Engineer at the NASA Kennedy Space Center in Florida. She has also held positions as an Aerospace Systems Engineer at the Missile Defense Agency and the Department of Defense.
Dr. Alleyne holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Howard University in Washington DC. She also holds a Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, FL, a Master of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Maryland, College Park and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from the University of Houston.
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