Virtual Conference: November 16 – 19, 2020
Jackelynne Silva-Martinez earned two bachelor degrees from Rutgers University, one in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and the second one in Spanish Translation and Interpretation. She earned a Certificate in Lean Six Sigma from the Lockheed Martin Greenbelt Program and a Certificate in Engineering Management from Drexel University. Silva-Martinez obtained an M.S. in Aeronautical Science with a concentration in Human Factors Aviation/Aerospace Systems from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and an M.S. in Aerospace Engineering with a concentration in Space Systems Integration at Georgia Institute of Technology. She is an alumna of the Space Studies Program from the International Space University. She received a Doctor Honoris Causa degree from the Universidad Nacional de Piura-Peru and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Leadership with focus on organizational change management. Silva-Martinez works at NASA Johnson Space Center in the Human Health & Performance Directorate, serving as Systems Engineering & Integration Lead and as Human Systems Integration Lead for the Gateway Program. She previously worked within the Flight Operations Directorate for the International Space Station and Artemis Programs as Flight Controller and Systems Engineer executing mission planning and integration. She worked as a Mechanical Engineer and Test Operator at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory on the Robotic Manipulators and Deployable Booms group performing verification and validation ground tests for the Mars Science Laboratory, Curiosity Rover mission. Prior to that, she was with Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company as Antennas Mechanical Design Engineer and then Systems Integration and Test Engineer for commercial and government satellite programs.
Silva-Martinez participated in several space analog missions including Human Exploration Research Analog at Johnson Space Center, and Mars Desert Research Analog in Utah. She is the founder of the Centro de Ciencia, Liderazgo y Cultura, which brings topics of science, leadership and culture to the young generation at an international level. Her interests include human spaceflight, mission operations, space architecture, systems engineering, human systems integration, project management, STEM and STEAM initiatives.