2018 Psyche team photo.

The Full Psyche Team

Meet the full team of people helping to make Psyche possible!

NASA Headquarters (HQ)

Carl Adams (Psyche Program Executive [PE], HQ)
Sarah Noble (Psyche Program Scientist [PS], HQ)
Alana Johnson (PSD Senior Communications Specialist, HQ)
Joshua Handal (PSD Communications Specialist, HQ)

Planetary Mission Program Office (MSFC)

Belinda Wright (Psyche Mission Manager, MSFC)

Project Management

Henry Stone (Project Manager, JPL)
Robert Mase (Deputy Project Manager, JPL)
Hardy Fuller (Project Staff Assistant, JPL)
Brian Johnson (Business Manager, JPL)
Lupe Pacheco (Project Resource Analyst [PRA], JPL)
Armen Hovanesian (Project Resource Analyst [PRA], JPL)
Jilliene Sanders (Lead Project Schedule Analyst [PSA], JPL)
Tyler Nguyen (Project Schedule Analyst [PSA], JPL)
Trena Mims Humphrey (JPL Subcontracts Manager for Maxar, JPL)
Jared Lincoln (JPL Subcontracts Manager for APL/MIT, JPL)
Richard Flores (JPL Subcontracts Manager for DTU, JPL)
Gabe Obregon (JPL Subcontracts Manager for UCLA, JPL)
Ray Morris (Review Manager, JPL)
Jan Graham (Launch Approval Engineer, JPL)
Carol Oken (SDRL Administrator, JPL)

Project System Engineering

David Oh (Project System Engineer, JPL)
Jennifer Maxwell (Deputy Project System Engineer, JPL)
Bill Hart (Project System Engineering, JPL)
Karen Lum (Project System Engineering, JPL)
Ashley Madni(Project System Engineering, JPL)
Sarah Sposato (Project System Engineering, JPL)
Travis Imken (Phase Lead – Launch, JPL)
Bill Hart (Phase Lead – Cruise, JPL)
Kristina Larson (Phase Lead – Orbital Ops, JPL)
Robert Nowicki (Project Software Systems Engineer, JPL)
Robert Moore (End to End Information Systems [EEIS], JPL)
Caroline Martinez (Information & Configuration Management Engineer, JPL)
Melissa Klose (Information & Configuration Management Engineer, JPL)
Quintin Kelley (Information & Configuration Management Engineer, JPL)
Sam Johnson (Export Licensing Officer, JPL)
Parag Vaishampayan (Planetary Protection, JPL)
Max Martin (Contamination Control, JPL)
Peter Darus (Launch Systems Engineer, JPL)
Joash Cooley (Launch Systems Engineer, JPL)
Ben Solish (Project V&V, JPL)
Macon Vining (Project V&V, JPL)

NASA Glenn Research Center (GRC) Solar Electric Propulsion (SEP) Support

Carol Tolbert (GRC Psyche Program Manager, GRC)
Jason Frieman (Electric Propulsion Support, GRC)
Jeffrey Woytach (SE Support, GRC)

Mission Assurance

Rob Menke (Mission Assurance Manager, JPL)
Darren Michaels (Deputy Mission Assurance Manager, JPL)
Afsheen Vaid (Safety, JPL)
Shirley Hart (Environments Engineering [Rqmts], JPL)
Pablo Narvaez (Environments Engineering [EMI/EMC], JPL)
Manny Soriano (Environments [EMI/EMC] and Magnetic Control/Cleanliness, JPL)
Bob Tomlinson (Reliability Lead, JPL)
Nazia Ovee (EEE Parts, JPL)
Valereen Essandoh (Hardware QA, JPL)
Vik Singh (Hardware QA, JPL [Resident at Maxar])
Lauren Denson (HRCR Facilitator, JPL)
Emily Chen (Software QA, JPL)
Margaret Lam (Software QA, JPL)

Science Office

Lindy Elkins-Tanton (Principal Investigator, ASU)
Jim Bell (Deputy PI, Imager Instrument Lead, ASU)
Carol Polanskey (Project Scientist, JPL)
Laura Craft (Project Manager, ASU)
Sona Seely (Assistant to the Principal Investigator, ASU)

Science Team Co-Investigators

Erik Asphaug (University of Arizona)
David Bercovici (Yale University)
Bruce Bills (Jet Propulsion Laboratory)
Rick Binzel (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Bill Bottke (Southwest Research Institute)
Cassie Bowman (Arizona State University)
Ralf Jaumann (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt)
Insoo Jun (Jet Propulsion Laboratory)
David Lawrence (Johns Hopkins University, Applied Physics Laboratory)
Simone Marchi (Southwest Research Institute)
Tim McCoy (Smithsonian)
Ryan Park (Jet Propulsion Laboratory)
Patrick Peplowski (Johns Hopkins University, Applied Physics Laboratory)
Tom Prettyman (Planetary Science Institute)
Carol Raymond (Jet Propulsion Laboratory)
Chris Russell (University of California, Los Angeles)
Mark Wieczorek (Observatoire de la Côte d’Azur)
Ben Weiss (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Daniel Wenkert (Jet Propulsion Laboratory)
David Williams (Arizona State University)
Maria Zuber (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

Science Team Collaborators (Researchers/Staff)

Andrew Beck (APL)
Tim Bowling (SWRI)
Morgan Burks (LLNL)
Hao Cao (Harvard)
Laurence Garvie (ASU)
John Goldsten (APL)
Elvira Mulyukova (Yale)
David M. Nelson (ASU)
Rona Oran (MIT)
Frank Preusker (DLR)
Jodie Ream (MIT)
Thomas Roatsch (DLR)
Laura Schaefer (Stanford)

Science Team Collaborators (Graduate Students)

Hannah Bercovici (ASU)
John Christoph (ASU)
Steven Dibb (ASU)
Lena Heffern (ASU)
Clara Maurel (MIT)

Payload

Kalyani Sukhatme (Payload Manager, JPL)
Noah Warner (Deputy Payload Manager, JPL)
Joan Ervin (Lead Payload System Engineer, JPL)
Ravi Prakash (Deputy Payload System Engineer, JPL)
Cody Colley (Payload System Engineer, JPL)
Haley Bates-Tarasewicz (Payload System Engineer, JPL)
Joan Ervin (Payload System Engineer, JPL)
Nikta Amiri (Imager Instrument Engineer, JPL)
Zak Staniszewski (GRNS Instrument Engineer, JPL)
Maria De Soria-Santacruz Pich (Magnetometer Instrument Engineer, JPL)
Jonny Grinblat (DSOC Accommodation System Engineer, JPL)
Marcus Wilkerson (DSOC Instrument Engineer, JPL)

Psyche Multispectral Imager (PMI)

Jim Bell (Imager Lead, ASU)
Dave Williams (Deputy Imager Lead, ASU)
Lisa Whelan (ASU Business Manager, ASU)
Stephanie Holaday (ASU Business Manager, ASU)
Mike Ravine (Instrument Project Manager, MSSS)
Scott Brylow (Deputy Instrument Project Manager, MSSS)
Matt Clark (Deputy Instrument Project Manager, MSSS)
Mike Caplinger (System Engineer, MSSS)
Paul Otjens (PMI Camera Head Electronics Lead, MSSS)
Jake Schaffner (DEA Electronics Lead, MSSS)
Mike Martz (PMI Product Assurance, MSSS)

Gamma Ray and Neutron Spectrometer (GRNS)

David Lawrence (GRNS Instrument Lead, APL)
Michael Cully (GRNS Project Manager, APL)
Lauren Mehr (GRNS Deputy Project Manager, APL)
Patrick Peplowski (GRNS Instrument Scientist, APL)
John Goldsten (GRNS Lead Systems Engineer, APL)
Sam Fix (Deputy Instrument Engineer, APL)
Danielle Nuding (System Engineer, APL)
Zach Yokley (NS/ACS Sensor Engineer, APL)
Erin Hoffer (Mechanical Engineer, APL)
Morgan Burks (GRS Sensor Lead, LLNL)
Sam Fix (DPU Lead, APL)

Magnetometer

Benjamin Weiss (Magnetometer Investigation Lead, MIT)
John Leif Jørgensen (Magnetometer Development Lead, DTU)
Peter Siegbjørn Jørgensen (Project/Business Manager, DTU)
José M.G. Merayo (Lead Engineer, DTU)
Peter Brauer (Systems Engineer, DTU)

Deep Space Optical Communication (DSOC)

Bill Klipstein (DSOC Project Manager, JPL)
Serge Dubovitsky (DSOC Deputy Project Manager, JPL)
Abi Biswas (DSOC Project Technologist, JPL)
Stacey Boland (DSOC Project System Engineer, JPL)

Deep Space Optical Communication (DSOC) Accommodation Kit (DAK)

Greg Agnes (Accommodation Lead [CTM], JPL)
Maggie Scholtz (DAK Cognizant Engineer, Synchronous)
Chris Vorhees (Principal Mechanical Engineering Support, Synchronous)
Colin Bateson (Thermal and Structural Analysis, Synchronous)

Flight System

Mark Brown (Flight System Manager, JPL)
Neil Dahya (Deputy Flight System Manager, JPL)
Peter Meakin (Flight System System Engineer [FSSE], JPL)
Danielle Marsh (Deputy FSSE, JPL)
Dan Goebel (Spacecraft Chief Engineer/SEP Chassis Systems, JPL)
Bill Hart (Flight System Engineer [Rqmts, SEP Chassis], JPL)
Alex Murray (Flight System Engineer [Behavior and Dictionaries], JPL)
Chris Swan (Flight System Engineer [Behavior and Dictionaries], JPL)
Steve Franklin (Flight System Engineer [Avionics], JPL)
Brooke Harper (Flight System Engineer [Telecom/Uplink], JPL)
Sarah Urdahl(Flight System Engineer [Downlink/Tech Resources/Pointing], JPL)
Kristina Hogstrom (Flight System Engineer (Design and Behavior Validation, JPL)
Robert Nowicki (Flight System Engineer [Software], JPL)
Scott Doudrick (Flight System Engineer [Payload Accom/Compat], JPL)
Tony Franklin (Flight System Engineer, JPL)
Jonathan Summer (Flight System Engineer, JPL)
Douglas Clark (Flight System Engineer [Electrical Lead], JPL)
Denis Trofimov (Flight System Engineer [Electrical], JPL)
Moises Graham (Flight System Engineer [Electrical – Function List], JPL)
Charlotte Meola (Flight System Engineer [Electrical], JPL)
Hossein Hosseini (Flight System Engineer [Electrical], JPL)
Jay Jamalian (Flight System Engineer [Harness], JPL)
Randy Lindemann (Flight System Engineer [Mechanical Lead], JPL)
Siavash Kademi (Flight System Engineer [Mechanical – MICDs], JPL)
Wade Gotcher (Flight System Engineer [Mechanical – MICDs], JPL)
Julie Wolf (Flight System Engineer [Mechanical – Dynamics], JPL)
Steve Snyder (Flight System Engineer [Propulsion], JPL)
Karen Lum (Flight System V&V, JPL)
Gina Sereno (Fault Management Engineer, JPL)
Dayna Erdmann (Fault Management Engineer, JPL)
Steve Snyder (Propulsion, JPL)
Randy Lindemann (Mechanical, JPL)
Julie Wolf (Dynamic Environments, JPL)
Jay Jamalian (Harness, JPL)
Dan Klein (Thermal Subsystem, JPL)
Autumn Lui (Power [PDM], JPL)
Joe Neal (Power Subsystem & Power [PDM], JPL)
Dhack Muthulingam (Power System Engineering Lead, JPL)
Shelly Sposato (Power System Engineer, JPL)
Ron Hall (MMPAT, JPL)
Aubre Nutting-Walker (Power System Engineer, JPL)
Rufus Simon (PDA Lead, JPL)
Kegan Hardy (HPCU Lead, JPL)
Ross Bakalakos (PSS Lead, JPL)
Todd Peterson (MREU Lead, JPL)
Ben Inouye (Mag PCU Lead, JPL)
Carl Chesko (CEPCU1 Lead, JPL)
Ron Dexter (BTE Lead, JPL)
Alan Hunt (BTE Engineer, JPL)
Ben Inouye (BTE Engineer, JPL)
Alexander Darejeh (BTE Software, JPL)
Bonnie Theberge (Avionics [PDM], JPL)
Diana Darus (Avionics System Engineer, JPL)
Corey Harmon (Avionics System Engineer, JPL)
Jaime Catchen (Avionics System Engineer, JPL)
Wafa Aldiwan (Avionics System Engineer, JPL)
David Hecox (Flight Software [PDL], JPL)
Hyejung Yun (FSW System Engineer, JPL)
Chris Jones (FSW Development [CogE], JPL)
Vivek Reddy (GNC Lead, JPL)
Armen Arslanian (FSW Developer, JPL)
David Beach (FSW Developer, JPL)
Yan Brenman (FSW Developer, JPL)
Peter Cheung (FSW Developer, JPL)
Quy Ho (FSW Developer, JPL)
Warren Kaye (FSW Developer, JPL)
James Pavek (FSW Developer, JPL)
Jacek Sawoniewicz (FSW Developer, JPL)
J Thoma (FSW Developer, JPL)
Robert Woo (FSW Developer, JPL)
Muh-Wang Yang (FSW Developer, JPL)
Walid Yasin (FSW Developer, JPL)
George Sun (Flight Software Internal Test [Lead], JPL)
Ravindra Bhosle (FIT Engineer, JPL)
Richard Cheng (FIT Engineer, JPL)
James Hofman (FIT Engineer, JPL)
Christopher Janisz (FIT Engineer, JPL)
Alexandria Shearer (FIT Engineer, JPL)
Rachel Tsao (FIT Engineer, JPL)
David Henriquez (Psyche Compute Element CTM [PDL], JPL)
Jonathan Perret (PCE Systems Engineering, JPL)
Felix Sarkissian (PCE CogE, JPL)
Brandon Benjamin (PCE Integration & Test Lead, JPL)
Omair Khan (Avionics Simulation and Support Equipment [PDL], JPL)
Kirk Fleming (SSE Systems Engineer, JPL)
Daniel Carlock (SSE Systems Engineer, JPL)
Allen Fong (SSE Hardware Lead, JPL)
Amy Vogel (SSE Software Lead, JPL)
Melody Safavizadeh (Avionics Integration and Test [PDL], JPL)
Kris Bruvold (Telecom [PDM], JPL)
Charles Wang (Telecom Systems Engineer, JPL)
Thaddeus Voss (Telecom Systems Engineer, JPL)
Hadi Mojaradi (SDST CTM, JPL)
Andres Hernandez (TWTA CTM, JPL)
Wayne Harvey (TWTA Support, JPL)
Luis Amaro (Antenna CogE, JPL)
Phil Yates (RF Subsystem CogE & Telecom I&T CogE)
Stan Butman (RF Passive Components CogE, JPL)
Sima Lisman (Guidance, Navigation & Control [PDM], JPL)
Daniel Cervantes (GN&C Systems Engineering Lead, JPL)
Steve Collins (GN&C Systems Engineering, JPL)
Long Dam (GN&C Systems Engineering, JPL)
Abby Couto (GN&C Systems Engineering [V&V], JPL)
Daniel Eldred (GN&C Control Analysis Lead, JPL)
Alex Manka (GN&C Control Analysis, JPL)
Scott Ploen (GN&C Control Analysis, JPL)
Aditi Ratnaparkhi (Dynamics and Control Analysis Engineer, Maxar)
Mike Knopp (Materials & Processes Lead, JPL)
Emma Bradford (Materials & Processes, JPL)
Marianne Smithfield (Materials & Processes, JPL)

Maxar Technologies Solar Electric Propulsion (SEP) Chassis

Steve Scott (SEP Chassis Program Manager, Maxar)
Peter Lord (SEP Chassis Technical Director, Maxar)
Pat Musil (SEP Chassis Operations Director, Maxar)
Paul Volk (RPM Manager [Schedule/IPP/Risk], Maxar)
Dan Fortes (RPM Manager [Schedule/IPP/Risk], Maxar)
Yiming Tatley (Administrative Assistant, Maxar)
Phil Brown (Finance, Maxar)
Richard Warren (Contracts, Maxar)
James Lee (Government Contracts Manager, Maxar)
Roger Clark (Supply Chain Management, Maxar)
Virginia Lloyd (Government Property Manager, Maxar)
Ronald Langlais (Product Assurance Program Manager [PAPM], Maxar)
Wei Huang (Reliability, Maxar)
Louise Tomimatsu (Product Qualification, Maxar)
John Walker (Parts Engineering, Maxar)
Greg Wasielewski (Materials and Processes Engineering, Maxar)
Catherine Keys (Space Environments/Magnetic Cleanliness, Maxar)
Jim Claywell (SW Assurance and Configuration Management, Maxar)
Angel Vergara (Configuration & Data Management, Maxar)
John Kesapradist (Safety, Maxar)
Shane Malone (Systems Engineering Manager [SEM], Maxar)
Steve Turner (Lead Systems Mechanical Engineer, Maxar)
Brett Toche (Systems Engineer, Maxar)
Daniela Ivey (Systems Engineer, Maxar)
Daniel Detrinidad (Mechanical Engineer, Maxar)
Alex Haskins (Power Subsystem Engineer, Maxar)
Ian Johnson (Cold Gas Propulsion Systems Engineer, Maxar)
Qui Huynh (DSM Engineer, Maxar)
Taylor Keri (Electric Propulsion Systems Engineer, Maxar)
Giovanni Lenguito (Electric Propulsion Systems Engineer, Maxar)
Abraham Lima (Lead Thermal Analyst & Thermal Engineer, Maxar)
Paul Linggi (Thermal Engineer, Maxar)
Justin Pearse (Thermal Instrument Accommodation Engineer, Maxar)
Aaron Golightly (Spacecraft Production Engineer, Maxar)
Greg Schlaman (Spacecraft Production Engineer, Maxar)
Viren Patel (Configuration Engineer, Maxar)
Ricky Yu (Harness Engineer, Maxar)
Michael Chan (Harness Engineer, Maxar)
Rick Hayden (Battery Engineer, Maxar)
Bao Hoang (Solar Array Engineer, Maxar)
Valerie Garcia (Mass Properties Engineer, Maxar)
Bob Howell (Product Structure Engineer, Maxar)
Johann Tiamzon (Structure/Tower Engineer, Maxar)
Albert Lavagnino (Structural Analysis Engineer, Maxar)
Jim Del Rosario (Tower Engineer, Maxar)
John Quach (Testbeds, Maxar)
Rick Mills (Antenna Engineer, Maxar)
David Horton (Spacecraft Operations Manager, Maxar)
Greg Pliska (Spacecraft Manager [SEP Chassis I&T], Maxar)
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Mission System

Deborah Bass (Mission System Manager, JPL)
Tim Weise (Mission System Chief Engineer, JPL)
Dave Seal (Mission Operations Systems Engineering Lead, JPL)
Maria Schellpfeffer (Mission Operations Systems Engineer, JPL)
Marisol Arenas Mission Operations Systems Engineer [V&V], JPL)
Nora Alonge (Science Systems Engineer, JPL)
Kristina Larson (Spacecraft Operations/Operability Engineer, JPL)
Stefan Waldherr (Mission Interface Manager [MIM], JPL)
Lloyd Deforrest (Real Time Operations, JPL)
Toni Feldman (Spacecraft Team Lead, JPL)
Robert Fogg (Spacecraft Systems Engineer, JPL)
Vic Voskanian (Planning & Execution Systems Engineer, JPL)
Shaheer Khan (Mission Planning and Sequencing Team Lead, JPL)
Kyle Cloutier (Science Planning and Sequencing, JPL)
Michael Walworth (PMI Operations Lead, JPL)

Launch Vehicle

Peter Darus (Psyche Launch Systems Engineer, JPL)
Joash Cooley (Launch Systems Engineer, JPL)
Jim Hall (Psyche LV Mission Manager, KSC)
Michael Haney (Psyche LV Interface Engineer, KSC)

Ground Data System

Marla Thornton (GDS Manager, JPL)
Kyran Owen-Mankovich (GDS System Engineer Lead, JPL)
Charles Miyamoto (GDS System Engineer, JPL)
Sam Siri (GDS ITD Engineer, JPL)
Anna Romero (GDS ITD Engineer, JPL)
Russell Hope (System Administrator, JPL)
Francis Athappilly (System Administrator, JPL)

Science Data Center

Ernest Cisneros (Science Data Center Manager, ASU)
Luke Shaffer (Science Data Center/Imager Programmer, ASU)
Alexandra Hawes (Student Intern, ASU)
Justin Clark (Student Intern, ASU)

Project System Integration & Test

Brian Bone (ATLO Manager, JPL)
Jonny Grinblat (System Test Lead, JPL)
Luis Dominguez (Electrical Lead, JPL)
Jackie Eck (MGSE, JPL)

Mission Design

Don Han (Mission Design Manager, JPL)
Greg Whiffen (Mission Analysis Lead, JPL)
Gregory Lantoine (Mission Analysis, JPL)
Dan Grebow (Mission Analysis, JPL)
Stas Petropoulos (Mission Analysis, JPL)
Dave Seal (Mission Planning Lead, JPL)
Sarah Bairstow (Mission Planning, JPL)
Nick Bradley (Navigation, JPL)
Drew Jones (Navigation, JPL)
Dayung Koh (Navigation, JPL)
Dan Lubey (Navigation, JPL)
Dianna Velez (Navigation, JPL)
Nick Mastrodemos (Optical Navigation, JPL)
Boris Semenov (NAIF/SPICE, JPL)

Public Outreach and Communications

Karin Valentine (ASU Media Relations and Marketing Manager, ASU)
Gretchen McCartney (Psyche Media Rep, JPL)
Lindsay McLaurin (Psyche Outreach Coordinator, JPL)
Omar Mahmoud (Maxar Marketing Communications Specialist, Maxar)
Adriana Talamante (Student Manager, Student Collaborations & Capstones, ASU)
Alexandra Cook (Student Intern, ASU)
Jamie Hunziker (Student Intern, ASU)
Jessica Maschino (Student Intern, ASU)
Kaxandra Nessi (Student Intern, ASU)
Rohit Singh (Student Intern, ASU)
Christian Trujillo (REU Intern, Humboldt State University)

Mission Website

Matt Agro (Senior Art Director, Fervor Creative)
Don Newlan (Creative Director, Fervor Creative)
Andrew Sapiens (Web Designer/Developer, Fervor Creative)
Joe di Stefano (Web Developer, Fervor Creative)
Chris Vasquez (Artist [Psyche instrument sketches], ASU)

Mission Films

Cary Truelick (Executive Producer and Director, True Story Films)
Katelyn Fukayama (Producer, True Story Films)

Mission Photography

Brad Hendron (Photographer, Brad Hendron Photography)