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2018 Psyche team photo.

The Full Psyche Team

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

NASA Headquarters (HQ)

Diane Brown (Psyche Program Executive [PE], HQ)
Sarah Noble (Psyche Program Scientist [PS], HQ)
JoAnna Wendel (PSD Communications Specialist, HQ)

Planetary Mission Program Office (MSFC)

Belinda Wright (Psyche Mission Manager, MSFC)
Brandy Walker (PMPO Program Analyst, 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, JPL)
Mason Takidin (Project Resource Analyst, JPL)
Darryl Brown (Project Schedule Analyst, JPL)
Michael Williams (Project Schedule Analyst, JPL)
Trena Mims Humphrey (JPL Subcontract Manager for SSL, JPL)
Lauren Fernandez (JPL Subcontracts Manager for APL/MIT, 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)
Tracy Drain (Deputy Project System Engineer, JPL)
Bill Hart (Project System Engineering, JPL)
Karen Lum (Project System Engineering, JPL)
Ashley Williams (Project System Engineering, JPL)
Steve Larson (Project Software Systems Engineer, JPL)
Robert Moore (End to End Information Systems [EEIS], JPL)
Joshua Hein (Information & Configuration Manager [IMCM], JPL)
Sam Johnson (Export Licensing Officer, JPL)
Parag Vaishampayan (Planetary Protection, JPL)
Max Martin (Contamination Control, JPL)
Peter Darus (Launch Systems Engineer, JPL)
Ben Solish (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)
James Seastrom (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)
Kathy McKeon (Reliability, JPL)
Nazia Ovee (EEE Parts, JPL)
Valereen Essandoh (Hardware QA, JPL)
Emily Chen (Software QA, JPL)

Science Office

Lindy Elkins-Tanton (Principal Investigator, ASU)
Jim Bell (Deputy PI, Imager Instrument Lead, ASU)
Carol Polanskey (Project Scientist, JPL)
Tess Calvert (ASU Project Manager, ASU)
Laura Craft (Academic Financial Specialist, ASU)
Cami Skiba (Assistant to the Principal Investigator, ASU)

Science Team Co-Investigators

Erik Asphaug (University of Arizona)
David Bercovici (Yale University)
Bruce Bills (Jet Propulsion Laboratory)
Richard Binzel (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
William Bottke (Southwest Research Institute)
Catherine 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)
Timothy McCoy (Smithsonian)
Ryan Park (Jet Propulsion Laboratory)
Patrick Peplowski (Johns Hopkins University, Applied Physics Laboratory)
Thomas Prettyman (Planetary Science Institute)
Carol Raymond (Jet Propulsion Laboratory)
Chris Russell (University of California, Los Angeles)
Benjamin Weiss (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Daniel Wenkert (Jet Propulsion Laboratory)
Mark Wieczorek (Observatoire de la Côte d’Azur)
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 (ASU)

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 (Payload Lead System Engineer, JPL)
Nikta Amiri (Imager Instrument Engineer, JPL)
Zak Staniszewski (GRNS Instrument Engineer, JPL)
Maria De Soria-Santacruz Pich (Magnetometer Instrument Engineer, JPL)
Marcus Wilkerson (DSOC Instrument Engineer, JPL)

Psyche Multispectral Imager (PMI)

Jim Bell (Imager Lead, ASU)
David Williams (Deputy Imager Lead, ASU)
Lisa Whelan (ASU Business Manager, ASU)
Stephanie Holaday (ASU Business Manager, ASU)
Mike Ravine (Instrument Project Manager, MSSS)
Matt Clark (Deputy Instrument Project Manager, MSSS)
Scott Brylow (Scheduler, 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)
Patrick Peplowski (GRNS Instrument Scientist, APL)
John Goldsten (GRNS Lead Systems Engineer, APL)
Brian Schratz (System Engineer, APL)
Morgan Burks (GRS Sensor Lead, LLNL)
Sam Fix (DPU, FSW Engineer, APL)
Zach Yokley (NS/ACS Sensor Engineer, APL)
Erin Hoffer (Mechanical Engineer, APL)

Magnetometer

Benjamin Weiss (Magnetometer Investigation Lead, MIT)
Rona Oran (Research Scientist, MIT)
Jodie Ream (Research Scientist, MIT)
Chris Russell (Magnetometer Development Lead, UCLA)
Kathryn Rowe (Magnetometer Lead Engineer, UCLA)
David Leneman (Mechanical Engineer, UCLA)
William Greer (Assembly Engineer, UCLA)

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)

Deep Space Optical Communication (DSOC)

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

Flight System

Mark Brown (Flight System Manager, JPL)
Steve Snyder (Propulsion, JPL)
Randy Lindemann (Mechanical, JPL)
Dan Klein (Thermal, JPL)
Elham Maghsoudi (Thermal Engineer, JPL)
Kevin Barltrop (Flight System System Engineer [FSSE], JPL)
Dan Goebel (Spacecraft Chief Engineer/SEP Chassis Systems, JPL)
Peter Lai (Flight System Engineer [Asst, G&C], JPL)
Bill Hart (Flight System Engineer [Rqmts, SEP Chassis], JPL)
Hossein Hosseini (Flight System Engineer [Electrical Lead], JPL)
Steve Larson (Flight System Engineer [Software], JPL)
Paul Fieseler (Flight System Engineer [Low Voltage Power, Telecom, EMI/EMC, Magnetics, Environments], JPL)
Danielle Marsh (Fault Management Lead, JPL)
Gina Sereno (Fault Management Engineer, JPL)
Jaime Singer (Fault Management Engineer, JPL)
Joe Neal (Power [PDM], JPL)
Bonnie Theberge (Avionics [PDM], JPL)
Diana Darus (Avionics System Engineer, JPL)
Corey Harmon (Avionics System Engineer, JPL)
David Hecox (Flight Software [PDL], JPL)
Hyejung Yun (FSW System Engineer, JPL)
Chris Jones (FSW Development [CogE], JPL)
Mark Agbayani (FSW Developer, SSL)
Yan Brenman (FSW Developer, JPL)
Peter Cheung (FSW Developer, JPL)
Quy Ho (FSW Developer, JPL)
Warren Kaye (FSW Developer, JPL)
Joe Masci (FSW Developer, JPL)
Vivek Reddy (FSW Developer, JPL)
Sam Reha (FSW Developer, SSL)
George Sun (Flight Software Internal Test [Lead], JPL)
Mike Murry (FIT Engineer, JPL)
Rachel Tsao (FIT Engineer, JPL)
Jonathan Perret (Psyche Compute Element CTM [PDL], JPL)
Felix Sarkissian (PCE CogE, JPL)
Angela Bents (PCE Project Manager, SSL)
David Henriquez (Avionics Simulation and Support Equipment [PDL], JPL)
Kirk Fleming (SSE Lead, JPL)
Daniel Carlock (WSTS SE, JPL)
Amy Vogel (SSE Software Lead, JPL)
Melody Safavizadeh (Avionics Integration and Test [PDL], JPL)
Kris Bruvold (Telecom [PDM], JPL)
Gary Glass (SDST CTM, JPL)
Wayne Harvey (TWTA CTM, JPL)
Sima Lisman (Guidance, Navigation & Control [PDM], JPL)
Steve Collins (GN&C Systems Engineering, JPL)
Daniel Cervantes (GN&C Systems Engineering, 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 (GN&C Control Analysis, SSL)
Emma Bradford (Materials & Processes, JPL)

SSL Solar Electric Propulsion (SEP) Chassis

Steve Scott (SEP Chassis Program Manager, SSL)
Peter Lord (SEP Chassis Technical Director, SSL)
Yiming Tatley (Administrative Assistant, SSL)
James Lee (Government Contracts Manager, SSL)
Phil Brown (Finance, SSL)
Matt Tindall (RPM Manager [Schedule/IPP/Risk], SSL)
Ronald Langlais (Product Assurance Program Manager [PAPM], SSL)
Wei Huang (Reliability, SSL)
Louise Tomimatsu (Product Qualification, SSL)
John Walker (Parts Engineering, SSL)
Greg Wasielewski (Materials and Processes Engineering, SSL)
Catherine Keys (Space Environments/Magnetic Cleanliness, SSL)
Jim Claywell (SW Assurance and Configuration Management, SSL)
Angel Vergara (Configuration & Data Management, SSL)
John Kesapradist (Safety, SSL)
Martin Rahn (Systems Engineering Manager [SEM], SSL)
Peter Greenauer (Systems Engineering Lead, SSL)
Zack Pirkl (Systems Electrical Engineer, SSL)
Bao Hoang (Solar Array Engineer, SSL)
Duybao Dao (Battery Engineer, SSL)
Zack Pirkl (C&DH Subsystem Lead, SSL)
Rick Mills (Telecom Subsystem Lead, SSL)
Randy Pon (Thermal Subsystem Lead, SSL)
Paul Linggi (Thermal Engineer, SSL)
Chris Lao (Thermal Analyst, SSL)
Daniel Gonzalez (Thermal Analyst, SSL)
Evan Gomberg (Mechanical Engineering Lead, SSL)
David Wright (Systems Mechanical Engineer, SLL)
Henrique Chan (Mechanical Engineer, SLL)
Steve Turner (Senior Mechanical Engineer, SLL)
Albert Lavagnino (Structural Analysis, SLL)
Umit Dogruer (Structure/Tower Engineer, SSL)
Jim Del Rosario (Tower Engineer, SSL)
Valerie Garcia (Mass Properties Engineer, SSL)
Giovanni Lenguito (Electric Propulsion Subsystem, SSL)
Ian Johnson (Cold Gas Propulsion Subsystem, SSL)
Qui Huynh (DSM Engineer, SSL)
Michael Chen (Harness Engineer, SSL)
John Quach (Testbeds, SSL)
Viren Patel (Configuration Engineer, SSL)
Bob Howell (Product Structure Engineer, SSL)
Aaron Golightly (Spacecraft Production Engineer, SSL)
Chuck Hulme (Spacecraft Manager [SEP Chassis I&T], SSL)

Mission System

Deborah Bass (Mission System Manager, JPL)
Dave Seal (Mission Operations Systems Engineering Lead, JPL)
Maria Schellpfeffer (Mission Operations Systems Engineer, JPL)
Nora Alonge (Science Systems Engineer, JPL)
Kristina Larson (Spacecraft Operations/Operability Engineer, JPL)
Laif Swanson (Mission Interface Manager [MIM], JPL)
Vic Voskanian (Planning & Execution Systems Engineer, JPL)

Launch Vehicle

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

Ground Data System

Marla Thornton (GDS Manager, JPL)
Vu Nguyen (GDS System Engineer, JPL)
Sam Mouradian (GDS System Engineer, JPL)
Russell Hope (System Administrator, JPL)

Science Data Center

Ernest Cisneros (Science Data Center Manager, ASU)
Alexandra Hawes (Student Intern, ASU)
Justin Clark (Student Intern, ASU)

Project System Integration & Test

Brian Bone (System I&T Lead, JPL)

Public Outreach and Communications

Karin Valentine (ASU Media Relations and Marketing Manager, ASU)
Stephanee Germaine (ASU Alumni and Events Coordinator, ASU)
Courtney O’Connor (Psyche Outreach Coordinator, JPL)
DC Agle (Psyche Media Rep, JPL)
Wendy Lewis (SSL Director of Communications, SSL)
Omar Mahmoud (SSL Marketing Communications Specialist, SSL)
Brooke Owen (Student Manager, Student Collaborations & Psyche Inspired, ASU)
Dillon Briggs (Student Intern, ASU)
Michael Chatarachanwong (Student Intern, ASU)
Alexandra Cook (Student Intern, ASU)
Jessica Maschino (Student Intern, ASU)
Brianna Orrill (Student Intern, ASU)
Christiana Shafer (Student Intern, ASU)
Adriana Talamante (Student Intern, ASU)

Mission Design

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

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)