Karen ST. GERMAIN

Dr. Karen M. St. Germain, Earth Science Division Director Dr. St. Germain is the Division Director of the Earth Science Division, Science Mission Directorate at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), where she provides executive leadership for the agency’s Earth Science portfolio. Prior to NASA, Dr. St. Germain was the Deputy Assistant Administrator, Systems for NOAA’s Satellite and Information Service guiding ongoing development and deployment of NOAA’s current and future satellite systems; and was the Director of the Office of Systems Architecture and Advanced Planning (OSAAP) leading NOAA’s enterprise-level architecture development to define NOAA future spaceborne capabilities. From 2011 to 2016, Dr. St. Germain served in the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics (OUSD AT&L), leading the DoD 2014 Strategic Portfolio Review for Space and the Remote Sensing and Prompt Strike Division. Prior to 2011, she was a Scientist at University of Massachusetts, University of Nebraska, the Naval Research Laboratory and NOAA. Dr. St. Germain holds Electrical Engineering degrees from Union College (BSEE, 1987) and University of Massachusetts (PhD. EE, 1993). She is a Distinguished Graduate of the National War College, National Defense University earning Master of Science in National Security Strategy (2013).

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