Member Spotlight

(September 21, 2020) AIAA Member Spotlight on Dr. Henry B. Garrett
(September 21, 2020) AIAA Member Spotlight on Dr. Henry B. Garrett

Dr. Henry B. Garrett AIAA Fellow Principal Scientist OFFICE OF SAFETY AND MISSION SUCCESS Jet Propulsion Laboratory Dr. Garrett has a doctorate in Space Physics and Astronomy. He has over 150 publicat…

(September 8, 2020) AIAA Member Spotlight on Michael Staab
(September 8, 2020) AIAA Member Spotlight on Michael Staab

Michael Staab AIAA Senior Member (Early Adopter), Fault Management and System Autonomy Principal Engineer for Lunar Missions at Northrop Grumman Corporation Michael Staab is a Fault Management and Sys…

(August 17, 2020) AIAA Member Spotlight on Janet Grondin
(August 17, 2020) AIAA Member Spotlight on Janet Grondin

Janet Grondin AIAA LA-LV Member Vice President, Defense Programs for Stellar Solutions, Inc. Former Director, Northrop Grumman Colonel, USAF-Retired President, Women In Defense Greater Los Angeles Ch…

(July 20, 2020) AIAA Member Spotlight on Daniel R. Adamo
(July 20, 2020) AIAA Member Spotlight on Daniel R. Adamo

Daniel R. AdamoAIAA Distinguished Lecturer AIAA Associate Fellow (Aerodynamics Consultant) (NASA JSC – Retired)Mr. Dan Adamo is an astrodynamics consultant focused on space mission trajectory design, …

(June 15, 2020) AIAA Member Spotlight on Matthew Kuhns
(June 15, 2020) AIAA Member Spotlight on Matthew Kuhns

Matthew KuhnsAIAA LA-LV MemberChief Engineer, Masten Space Systems, Inc.I am a kid who never grew out of wanting to be an astronaut. Once I discovered you could build spaceships in addition to flying …

(June 2, 2020) AIAA Member Spotlight on Prof. Azad M. Madni
(June 2, 2020) AIAA Member Spotlight on Prof. Azad M. Madni

Dr. Azad M. Madni “Entrepreneur, Researcher, Educator, Mentor” AIAA Fellow Professor, Astronautical EngineeringExecutive Director, System Architecting & Engineering ProgramDirector, D…

AIAA Member Spotlight on Col. Charles Vono (May 18, 2020)
AIAA Member Spotlight on Col. Charles Vono (May 18, 2020)

AIAA Member Spotlight on Col. Charles Vono (May 18, 2020) Col. Charles Thomas VonoAIAA Associate FellowRetired, Northrop Grumman (legacy TRW) and USAFBorn in 1952, Charles Thomas Vono grew up in W…

(May 11, 2020) AIAA Member Spotlight on Mr. Steve Isakowitz
(May 11, 2020) AIAA Member Spotlight on Mr. Steve Isakowitz

(May 11, 2020) AIAA Member Spotlight on Mr. Steve Isakowitz Mr. Steve Isakowitz Mr. Steve IsakowitzAIAA FellowPresident and CEOThe Aerospace CorporationSteve Isakowitz is President and CEO of T…

(May 4, 2020) AIAA Member Spotlight on James R. French
(May 4, 2020) AIAA Member Spotlight on James R. French

(May 4, 2020) AIAA Member Spotlight on James R. French James R. French James R. FrenchAIAA Fellow(60+ year member of AIAA !)President, JRF Aerospace Consulting LLCJames R French graduated …

Member Spotlight on Dr. Daniel P. Raymer (April 13, 2020)
Member Spotlight on Dr. Daniel P. Raymer (April 13, 2020)

Member Spotlight on Dr. Daniel P. Raymer (April 13, 2020): AIAA Fellow, author of “Aircraft Design: A Conceptual Approach” Dan Raymer is President of the design and consulting company, Concept…

Member Spotlight (March 2, 2020) on Dr. Jeffrey Puschell
Member Spotlight (March 2, 2020) on Dr. Jeffrey Puschell

Member Spotlight (March 2, 2020) on Dr. Jeffrey Puschell AIAA Fellow Principal Investigator, Technical Director, Principal Engineering Fellow, Chief Scientist, Chief Engineer, Lead System Engine…

Member Spotlight (Feb. 10, 2020) on Dr. Marty K. Bradley
Member Spotlight (Feb. 10, 2020) on Dr. Marty K. Bradley

Member Spotlight (Feb. 10, 2020) on Dr. Marty K. Bradley Dr. Marty K. BradleyAIAA FellowTechnical Fellow for The Boeing CompanyBoeing Commercial Airplanes Advanced Concepts Group Dr. Bradley cur…

Member Spotlight (Feb. 17, 2020) on Dr. Anita Sengupta
Member Spotlight (Feb. 17, 2020) on Dr. Anita Sengupta

Member Spotlight (Feb. 17, 2020) on Dr. Anita Sengupta: Dr. Anita SenguptaAIAA LA-LV MemberCo-Founder at Airspace Experience Technologies (ASX)Former NASA EngineerFormer Hyperloop Engineer@Doctor_…

Member Spotlight (Feb. 24, 2020) on Dr. Junhan Kim
Member Spotlight (Feb. 24, 2020) on Dr. Junhan Kim

Member Spotlight (Feb. 24, 2020) on Dr. Junhan Kim: Dr. Junhan KimAIAA LA-LV MemberRobert A. Millikan Postdoctoral Scholar in PhysicsCalifornia Institute of Technology (Caltech) Junhan is an ex…

Diana Lopez: Member Spotlight Jan. 20, 2020
Diana Lopez: Member Spotlight Jan. 20, 2020

A first generation transfer student born from Mexican Immigrants is also an AIAA CSULB Student Branch Officer and passionate about Aerospace.

Randi Arteaga: Member Spotlight Jan. 13, 2020
Randi Arteaga: Member Spotlight Jan. 13, 2020

Randi Arteaga: University of Southern California AIAA USC Student Branch Chair AIAA LA-LV Member Randi Arteaga is an undergraduate student at the University of Southern California. She is in her …

Laura Duffy: Member Spotlight Jan. 6, 2020
Laura Duffy: Member Spotlight Jan. 6, 2020

Laura Duffy: Astronautical Engineer at Canyon Consulting, LLC AIAA LA-LV Member / Volunteer Ms. Duffy earned her B.S. and M.S. in Astronautical Engineering, served in the Air Force for 5 years, a…

Serena Quach: Member Spotlight Oct. 14, 2019
Serena Quach: Member Spotlight Oct. 14, 2019

Serena Quach: Northrop Grumman & AIAA LA-LV Serena is an Electromechanical Engineer in the Mechanisms and Deployable Products department at Northrop Grumman. She holds a bachelor’s degree …

Lisa Kaspin-Powell: Member Spotlight Oct. 22, 2019
Lisa Kaspin-Powell: Member Spotlight Oct. 22, 2019

Lisa Kaspin-Powell: Medical & Scientific Writer / AIAA LA-LV Lisa is a Medical Writer with McKesson Life Sciences, specializing in oncology. She is also a contributing author to Astrobiology Ma…

Courtney Best: Member Spotlight Oct. 28, 2019
Courtney Best: Member Spotlight Oct. 28, 2019

Courtney Best: Boeing / AIAA LA-LV Courtney is currently a Systems Engineer within Space and Launch at Boeing, working on the Starliner commercial crew program and in-orbit testing of satellite pay…

Monica Maynard: Member Spotlight Nov. 4, 2019
Monica Maynard: Member Spotlight Nov. 4, 2019

Monica Maynard: Aerospace Corp. / Montebello School District / AIAA LA-LV Member As the STEM Coordinator at The Aerospace Corporation, Monica works with members of the technical staff a…

Bethany Orozco: Member Spotlight Nov. 11, 2019
Bethany Orozco: Member Spotlight Nov. 11, 2019

Bethany Orozco: EnCorps STEM Teachers Program / AIAA LA-LV Bethany is the Statewide Recruitment & Communications Director for EnCorps STEM Teachers Program, a California non-profit that transit…

Dean Davis: Member Spotlight Nov. 18, 2019
Dean Davis: Member Spotlight Nov. 18, 2019

Dean Davis: Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems, AIAA LA-LV Council Member & STEM K-12 Chair “Living with and overcoming severe health conditions to pursue the Aerospace Dream” In my 41 years i…

Marilyn L. McPoland: Member Spotlight Nov. 25, 2019
Marilyn L. McPoland: Member Spotlight Nov. 25, 2019

Marilyn L. McPoland: California State University, Dominguez Hills, AIAA LA-LV Marilyn is an avid aviation and aerospace enthusiast and on most weekends, can be found at an airport. She has also had…

Alondra Oubré: Member Spotlight Dec. 2, 2019
Alondra Oubré: Member Spotlight Dec. 2, 2019

Alondra Oubré: Scientific & Medical Writer / AIAA LA-LV Member Alondra is currently involved in efforts to foster STEM/STEAM education and training for careers in the space industry, particula…

Arpine Ovsepyan: Member Spotlight Dec. 9, 2019
Arpine Ovsepyan: Member Spotlight Dec. 9, 2019

Arpine Ovsepyan: STEM Educato / AIAA Member Arpine Ovsepyan is an internationally award winning educator who is passionate about empowering future generations to pursue STEM careers. Within her pos…

Andrea Diamond: Member Spotlight Dec. 16, 2019
Andrea Diamond: Member Spotlight Dec. 16, 2019

Andrea Diamond: STEM Educator / AIAA Member Andrea Diamond ~Queen STEAM, MEPAG- Mars Exploration Program Analysis Group Citizen Advocate & NASA Martian.Mrs. Diamond is an accredited NASA/JPL ed…

Joan Horvath: Member Spotlight Dec. 23, 2019
Joan Horvath: Member Spotlight Dec. 23, 2019

Joan Horvath: Nonscriptum LLC / AIAA Member Joan Horvath started her career as a fairly conventional rocket scientist, with degrees from MIT and UCLA and a long stint at JPL. Then she moved into …