Program Executive, Commercial LEO Development
After beginning her aerospace career in aircraft maintenance, repair, and overall at AAR Landing Gear Corp., Ms. Snopkowski served numerous engineering rolls with United Space Alliance (USA) at both NASA’s Johnson Space Center (JSC) and Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in support of the Space Shuttle and International Space Station programs. She joined the NASA workforce while at KSC as a Space Shuttle ground projects engineer and worked numerous launch countdown operations through the last Space Shuttle launch. She then joined the Commercial Crew Program working with commercial providers on launch site design, vehicle processing, launch countdown operations, and mission operations. During her time with the Commercial Crew Program, she also completed a one year detail with the FAA’s Office of Commercial Space Transportation as a technical advisor. She currently has over fifteen years of experience in engineering, operations, and project management in support of the Space Shuttle, International Space Station, and Commercial Crew Programs. Last year, she served as the acting Program Executive for the Technology Demonstration Missions (TDM) Program in the Space Technology Mission Directorate (STMD) at NASA HQ. Her current roll at NASA HQ is the Program Executive for the Commercial Low-Earth Orbit (LEO) Development Program which is working to create a robust commercial LEO marketplace by enabling the development of commercially-owned and operated LEO destinations. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and a Master of Engineering in Industrial Engineering and a MBA both from the University of Florida.