Christine PHAM

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)Attorney, Human Exploration and Operations

Christine M. Pham is currently detailed to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Headquarters as the Directorate Lead Counsel providing on-scene legal support for the Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate (HEOMD) Associate Administrator. In this role, she provides legal advice and guidance on directorate priorities as well as facilitate cross-disciplinary and cross-center legal support for all of the HEOMD divisions at the agency level. Christine was recognized with the 2018 NASA Early Career Achievement Medal and the 2018 Rising Star Award from the NASA Office of the General Counsel. She has also been recognized as the 2017 Silicon Valley Business Journal 40 Under 40 for her professional and community leadership. Prior to law school, Ms. Pham worked as a senior congressional aide in the district office of the former Congressman Michael M. Honda, covering appropriations. Ms. Pham received both her J.D. and B.S. in political science from Santa Clara University.