Alumni

SSDL Alumni: 2017

Michel Alves Lacerda
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Thomas Choi
MS AE 5/17
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Keir Gonyea
Sandia National Lab
Livermore, CA
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Casey Heidrich
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Evan Roelke
MS AE 5/17
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Kenichi Sasaki
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Michael Werner
MS AE 5/17
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Johnny Worthy
PhD AE 5/17
MIT Lincoln Labs
Lexington, MA
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SSDL Alumni: 2016

Tyler Anderson
MS AE 12/16
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Zachary Levine
MS AE 12/16
Systems Test Engineer II
Northrop Grumman
Redondo Beach, CA
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Rob Booher
MS AE 8/16
Guidance, Navigation and Control Engineer
SpaceX
Hawthorne, CA
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Ryan Coder
PhD AE 8/16
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Kevin Seywald
MS AE 8/16
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Bryce Woollard
MS AE 8/16
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Francesca Margherita Favarò
PhD AE 5/16
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Mariusz Grøtte
MS AE 5/16
Researcher in Warfare and Defense
Norwegian Defense Research Establishment
Horten, Norway
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Jeremy Hill
PhD AE 5/16
Research Staff Member
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Pasadena, CA
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Bolys Sabitbek
MS AE 5/16
PhD Student
Institute of Mathematics and Mathematical Modeling
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Kevin Okseniuk
BS AE 5/16
SpaceX
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2015-2016 Academic Year Space Systems Design Laboratory Personnel.


SSDL Alumni: 2015

Sean Chait
MA AE 12/15
Orbital ATK
Dulles, VA
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Adam Snow
MS AE 12/15
Chief Technology Officer
Trellis, Inc.
Atlanta, GA
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Zachary Putnam​
PhD AE 5/15
Assistant Professor
Department of Aerospace Engineering
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Urbana, IL
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2014-2015 Academic Year Space Systems Design Laboratory Personnel.


SSDL Alumni: 2014

Jason Ginn
MS AE 12/14
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Pasadena, CA
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Brooke Harper
MS AE 5/14
Systems Engineer - EDL and Advanced Technologies Group
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Pasadena, CA
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2013-2014 Academic Year Space Systems Design Laboratory Personnel.


SSDL Alumni: 2013

Nitin Arora
PhD AE 8/13
Research Staff Member
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Pasadena, CA
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Zarrin Chua
PhD AE 8/13
Postdoctoral Researcher
Centre Aéronautique et Spatial (facteur humain et neroergonomie)
Institut Supérieur de l'Aéronautique et l'Espace
Toulouse, France
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Chris Cordell
PhD AE 12/13
Electro-Optical Systems Laboratory
Georgia Tech Research Institute
Atlanta, GA
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Soumyo Dutta
PhD AE 12/13
Aerospace Engineer
Atmospheric Flight and Entry Systems Branch
NASA Langley Research Center
Hampton, VA
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Rachel Haga
MS AE 5/13
Carnesville, GA
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Milad Mahzari
PhD AE 12/13
Entry Systems and Vehicle Development Branch
NASA Ames Research Center
Moffett Field, CA
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Amit Mandalia
MS AE 12/13
GNC Engineer
Space X
Hawthorne, CA
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Matthew Miller
MS AE 5/14
Atlanta, GA
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Brad Steinfeldt
PhD AE 8/13
Senior Member of Technical Staff
Sandia National Laboratories
Dublin, CA
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Richard Zappulla II
MS AE 8/13
Boca Raton, FL
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Lab Photo 2012-2013
2012-2013 Academic Year Space Systems Design Laboratory Personnel.


SSDL Alumni: 2012

Nikki Bauer
MS AE 8/12
Operations Support Officer
ISS Mission Operations
NASA Johnson Space Center
Houston, TX
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Joy Brathwaite
PhD AE 5/12
Research Staff Member
Institute for Defense Analyses
Washington, D.C.
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Loïc Brevault 
MS AE 12/12
PhD Student
CNES/Onera (French Space Agency)
Paris, France
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Jean-Francois Castet
PhD AE 12/12
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Jessica Juneau Clark
MS AE 5/12
Systems Engineer
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Pasadena, CA
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Mike Grant
PhD AE 5/12
Assistant Professor
School of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Purdue University
West Lafayette, IN
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Cole Kazemba
MS AE 5/12
Aerospace Engineer
Systems Analysis and Entry Systems and Vehicle Development Branches
NASA Ames Research Center
Mountain View, CA
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Ashley Korzun
PhD AE 5/12
Research Aerospace Engineer
Atmospheric Flight and Entry Systems Branch
NASA Langley Research Center
Hampton, VA
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Jarret Lafleur
PhD AE 5/12
Senior Member of the Technical Staff
Homeland Security and Defense Systems
Sandia National Laboratories
Livermore, CA
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Ian Meginnis
MS AE 5/12
Aerospace Engineer
Crew and Thermal Systems Division
NASA Johnson Space Center
Houston, TX
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Matt Nehrenz
MS AE 5/12
Aerospace Engineer
Mission Design Center
NASA Ames Research Center
Moffett Field, CA
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Richard Otero
PhD AE 5/12
Flight System Engineer II
EDL Systems & Advanced Technologies Group
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Pasadena, CA
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Chris Tanner
PhD AE 5/12
Mechanical Engineer II
Entry, Descent, and Landing and Formulation
Spacecraft Mechanical Engineering
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Pasadena, CA
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Luke Walker
MS AE 5/12
Systems Engineer I
Mission Engineering and Planning Group
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Pasadena, CA
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Allison Willingham
MS AE 12/12
Aerospace Engineer
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Greenbelt, MD
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Lab Photo 2011-2012
2011-2012 Academic Year Space Systems Design Laboratory Personnel.

SSDL Alumni: 2011

Greg Dubos
PhD AE 5/11
Systems Engineer
Mission Systems Concepts
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Pasadena, CA
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Sarah McNeese
MS AE 5/11
Mission Integrator
Product and Mission Management
SpaceX
Hawthorne, CA
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Hemanshu Patel
MS AE 12/11
Aerospace Engineer
Emergent Space Technologies
Greenbelt, MD
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Amanda Pietruszewski
MS AE 12/11
Principal Systems Engineer
University Nanosat Program
Jackson and Tull
Albuquerque, NM
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Josh Ross
MS AE 12/11
Engineer
Technical Operations - East Group
Orbital Sciences Corporation
Sterling, VA
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Lab Photo 2010-2011

2010-2011 Academic Year Space Systems Design Laboratory Personnel.

SSDL Alumni: 2010

Wade Birdwell
MS AE 5/10
Space Operations Officer
United States Army
Colorado Springs, CO
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John Dec
PhD AE 5/10
Aerospace Engineer
NASA Langley Research Center
Hampton, VA
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Jenny Kelly
MS AE 5/10
Research Engineer
Space Systems Design Laboratory
Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta, GA
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Gregory Lantoine
PhD AE 12/10
Aerospace Engineer
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Pasadena, CA
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Scott Martinelli
MS AE 8/10
Member of the Technical Staff
Space Architecture Department
The Aerospace Corporation
El Segundo, CA
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Brandon Smith
MS AE 12/10
Aerospace Engineer
Entry Systems and Vehicle Development Branch
NASA Ames Research Center
Moffett Field, CA
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Nathalie Vedie
MS AE 5/10
Software Developer Engineer
Thales
Toulouse, France
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Lab Photo 2009-2010

2009-2010 Academic Year Space Systems Design Laboratory Personnel.

SSDL Alumni: 2009

Kristina Alemany
PhD AE 12/09
Senior Member of the Technical Staff
Space Architecture Department
The Aerospace Corporation
El Segundo, CA
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Adam Brinckerhoff
MS AE 5/09
Development Engineer
SpaceUnited
Broomfield, CO
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Ian Clark
PhD AE 8/09
Systems Engineer
EDL and Advanced Technologies Group
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Pasadena, CA
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Thomas Hiriart
MS AE 12/09
Columbus Spaceflight Controller
DLR
Munich, Germany
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Allison Hutchings
MS AE 8/09
Engineer 2
ATA Engineering
San Diego, CA
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LTJG Christopher Marsh
MS AE 5/09
Student Naval Aviator
U.S. Navy
Pensacola, FL
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Bala Radharamanan
MS AE 5/09
Macon, GA
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Lab Photo 2008-2009

2008-2009 Academic Year Space Systems Design Laboratory Personnel.

SSDL Alumni: 2008

Kevin Flaherty
MS AE 05/08
Aerospace Propulsion Division
Wright Patterson Air Force Base
Dayton, OH
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Jimmy Young
PhD AE 12/08
Senior Systems Engineer
ARES Corporation
Houston, TX
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2007-2008 Academic Year Space Systems Design Laboratory Personnel Photo Not Available.

SSDL Alumni: 2007

John Christian
MS AE 05/07
University of Texas
Austin, TX
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Timothy Kokan
PhD AE 02/07
Advanced Concepts Group
Pratt & Whitney
Huntsville, AL
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Kara Kranzusch
MS AE 12/07
NASA Johnson Space Center
Houston, TX
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Zack Krevor
PhD AE 08/07
Project Orion Reliability, Maintainability & Supportability
Lockheed Martin
Denver, CO
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Reuben Rohrschneider
PhD AE 05/07
Systems Engineering, Spacecraft Subsystems
Ball Aerospace
Boulder, CO
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Angela Spence
MS AE 08/07
U.S. Air Force
Store Separations Engineer
Eglin AFB, FL
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Ben Stahl
MS AE 12/07
NASA Johnson Space Center
Houston, TX
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Robert Thompson
MS AE 5/07
Waterford, VA
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David Young
PhD AE 05/07
Future Technical Leader
Northrop Grumman
San Bernardino, CA
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Lab Photo 2006-2007

2006-2007 Academic Year Space Systems Design Laboratory Personnel.

SSDL Alumni: 2006

Scott Francis
MS AE 05/06
Entry Systems Design
Lockheed-Martin Space Systems
Littleton, CO
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Zach Putnam
MS AE 05/06
Entry Guidance & Control
Charles Stark Draper Laboratory
Houston, TX
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David Street
MS AE 05/06
Exploration Systems Design
Lockheed-Martin Space Systems
Littleton, CO
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Lab Photo 2005-2006

2005-2006 Academic Year Space Systems Design Laboratory Personnel.

SSDL Alumni: 2005

Luke Colby
MS AE 05/05
Space Propulsion
Scaled Composites, LLC
Mojave, CA
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Barry Hellman
MS AE 08/05
Aerospace Systems Design
ASC/XRE
Wright Patterson Air Force Base
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Devin Kipp
MS AE 05/05
Planetary Entry
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Pasadena, CA
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Ravi Prakash
MS AE 05/05
Planetary Atmospheric Flight
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Pasadena, CA
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Lab Photo 2004-2005

2004-2005 Academic Year Space Systems Design Laboratory Personnel.

SSDL Alumni: 2004

Nichols Brown
MS AE 05/04
Senior Member of the Technical Staff
Space Architecture Department
The Aerospace Corporation
El Segundo, CA
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John Crowley
MS AE 05/04
Space Propulsion
CDI Aerospace 
West Palm Beach, FL

Virgil Hutchinson, Jr. 
MS AE 05/04
Advanced Programs Group
Orbital Science Corporation
Dulles, VA
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John D. Reeves
MS AE 07/04
Operations and Life-Cycle Analysis
NASA Langley Research Center
Hampton, VA
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Tadashi Sakai
PhD AE 12/04
NHK International Corp.
Wixom, MI
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Lab Photo 2003-2004

2003-2004 Academic Year Space Systems Design Laboratory Personnel.

SSDL Alumni: 2003

Alex Keisner
MS AE 12/03
Analytic Partners
New York, NY
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Brad St. Germain
PhD AE 08/03
Advanced Concepts
SpaceWorks Engineering, Inc.
Atlanta, GA
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Stephen Steffes
MS AE 12/03
German Aerospace Center (DLR)
Bremen, Germany
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Lab Photo 2002-2003

2002-2003 Academic Year Space Systems Design Laboratory Personnel.

SSDL Alumni: 2002

Jeff Miller
MS AE 05/02
Aero & CAD
The Boeing Company
Seal Beach, CA
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Eric Staton
MS AE 05/02
Operations & Safety
Sverdrup Technology, Inc.
Huntsville, AL
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Lab Photo 2001-2002

2001-2002 Academic Year Space Systems Design Laboratory Personnel.

SSDL Alumni: 2001

Ryan Bechtel
MS AE 05/01
TBCC Propulsion
Pratt & Whitney
E. Hartford, CT
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John Bradford
PhD AE 08/01
Hypersonic Propulsion
SpaceWorks Engineering Inc.
Atlanta, GA
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Tim Cormier
MS AE 12/01
Propulsion
Pratt & Whitney
E. Hartford, CT
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Stephen Izon
MS AE 12/01
TPS & Aeroheating
Booz Allen
McLean, VA
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Steven Lee
MS AE 08/01
INSEAD, MBA Program
France
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Leland Marcus
MS AE 12/01
Systems Planning & Analysis
Alexandria, VA
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David McCormick
PhD AE 08/01
Uncertainty Analysis & MDO
The Boeing Company
Seal Beach, CA
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James McIntire
MS AE 05/01
Aero & CAD
MIT Lincoln Laboratory
Boston, MA
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Randy Morrell
MS AE 08/01
Propulsion
GE Power Systems
Atlanta, GA
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Doug Nelson
MS AE 05/01
Trajectories
Orbital Sciences Corp.
Dulles, VA
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Andrew Scott
MS AE 05/01
Frameworks & MDO
Lockheed Martin Astronautics
Denver, CO
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David Way
PhD AE 08/01
Planetary Entry & MDO
NASA Langley Research Center
Hampton, VA
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John Weglian
MS AE 12/01
Senior Member Engineering Staff
Lockheed Martin MS2
Moorestown, NJ
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SSDL Alumni: 2000

Irene Budianto
PhD AE 12/00
Trajectory & Orbital Mechanics
U.S. Air Force Research Lab
Albuquerque, NM
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A.C. Charania
MS AE 08/00
Engineering Economics
Blue Origin, Inc.
Kent, WA
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Kris Cowart
MS AE 05/00
TPS & Aeroheating
U.S. Air Force
Eglin AFB, FL
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Laura Krothapalli (Ledsinger)
PhD AE 08/00
Trajectory & Orbital Mechanics
The Aerospace Corporation
El Segundo, CA
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SSDL Alumni: 1999

Kirk Sorensen
MS AE 12/99
Aero & CAD
NASA Marshall Space Flight Center
Huntsville, AL

Jeff Tooley
MS AE 12/99
Performance
The Aerospace Corporation
El Segundo, CA
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SSDL Alumni: 1998

David Acton
MS AE 06/98
Frameworks/MDO
Ball Aerospace Corp.
Boulder, CO
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Jeff Scott
MS AE 12/98
Aero & CAD
RSA Engineering
Anchorage, AK
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Kim Steadman
MS AE 06/98
Frameworks/ISE
Jet Propulsion Lab
Pasadena, CA
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Jeff Whitfield
MSM 08/98
Economics
WorldWideTesting
Atlanta, GA
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SSDL Alumni: 1997

Peter Bellini
MS AE 12/97
Performance/CAD
Lockheed Martin Astronautics
Denver, CO
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Hosung "Mike" Lee
MS AE 08/97

Patrick McGinnis
MS 06/97
Propulsion
Pratt & Whitney
West Palm Beach, FL
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SSDL Alumni: 1996

Greg Saks
MS AE 06/96
Propulsion
Lockheed Martin Astronautics
Huntsville, AL
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