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Jody Davis

Aerospace Engineer | Government


Jody Davis is an Aerospace Engineer at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.  She earned a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and an M.S. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from University of Virginia. Jody has worked missions such as Mars Phoenix and Mars Science Laboratory, specializing in entry, descent and landing flight dynamics and trajectory simulation at NASA Langley Research Center. She served as the NASA Langley Technical Lead for the Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD) flight test project. She also served as the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) Optical Telescope Element & Integrated Science Instrument Module (OTIS) Responsible Engineer for the Harnesss Radiator at NASA Goddard, working systems engineering and flight hardware integration and test. She now supports the Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST) as the Deputy Payload Systems Engineer. Jody’s hobbies include flying recreationally, hiking, traveling, running marathons, and participating in national and international STEM outreach activities. She also traveled to Tanzania and summitted Kilimanjaro in January 2018.


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