Dr. Gale Allen
Dr. Gale Allen, Acting Chief Scientist, at NASA will be speaking on the SGx Keynote Series at SATELLITE 2018.
Dr. Allen was the Deputy Chief Scientist at NASA Headquarters from 2011 – 2016, and is now the Acting Chief Scientist. She began her NASA career at the Kennedy Space Center as Chief of the Materials and Chemistry Branch, and served NASA as the Associate Director of Technology Programs and Commercialization. At NASA HQ, Dr. Allen managed the Bioastronautics (human research and life support) Research Program, served as deputy for the Human Systems Research and Technology Program, and Director of the Strategic Integration and Management Division before moving to her current position.
Dr. Allen has received a NASA Space Act, two NASA Exceptional Service Medals, and an Exceptional Performance Award. She is on the Board of Directors of Women in Aerospace, an elected member of the Brenau University Board of Trustees, and is the Vice President for the Zonta Club of Fairfax County. Dr. Allen holds a B. S. in Chemistry, an M.S. in Chemistry from Old Dominion University, an MBA in Management from Brenau University, and a Doctorate in Business Administration with an emphasis in high technology partnership development from Nova Southeastern University.