STScI Staff Profiles

The talented and experienced staff members at the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) are a mix of astronomers, scientists, researchers, engineers, educators, information technology staff, newsroom managers, writers, designers, business professionals, and administrative staff. They work to support NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope (HST), James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), and Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST), community missions and future concepts, and the Barbara A. Mikulski Archive for Space Telescopes (MAST). Learn more about our employees, who bring diverse talents, backgrounds, expertise, and perspectives to STScI, by reading a few profiles.

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Lauren Chambers

Examining the Sources

Lauren Chambers studies the culture of astronomy while also immersing herself in designing interactive analysis tools.

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Theresa Dower

Building for the Community

Theresa Dower engineers new ways to use our massive data archives.

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Charles-Philippe Lajoie

An Unwavering Focus

Charles-Philippe Lajoie on applying to be an astronaut and contributing to Webb’s readiness.

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Prem Mishra

Reimagining Data Access

Prem Mishra on staying at the forefront of information technology by moving tools to the cloud.

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James Paranilam

Growing a Diverse Community

James Paranilam creates connections that positively impact the institute’s culture.

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Molly Peeples

Simulating the Universe

Molly Peeples’s deep dive into synthetic data reveals new possibilities in astronomy.

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Catherine Riggs

Contributing to a Cultural Shift

Catherine Riggs supports a database for JWST’s instruments, and promotes diversity and inclusion at the institute.

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Roeland van der Marel

A Constant Commitment to Research

Roeland van der Marel leads the science operations of WFIRST and a research group devoted to ongoing galactic studies.

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Kerri Witmer

In Perfect Form

Kerri Witmer shares how competition prepared her to meet any business challenge.

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OUR WORK

Positions range from astronomers and engineers to support staff and communications professionals.

OUR CULTURE

We continually strive to build a team with diverse talents, expertise, and perspectives.

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