M.S. , Biomedical Engineering and Mathematics1988, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
B.S., Biology1980, Grove City College, PA
Ms. Kusterer has been a science operation center (SOC) coordinator for Parker Solar Probe, SOC Lead and Ground System lead for multiple spacecraft instruments. She has an extensive background in multi-platform analysis, processing pipeline and science planning software design, development, automation, maintenance, documentation, data production and science team support as well as conducting team meetings and managing software development. Experience includes developing and operating science operations centers for the NASA missions of CASSINI/MIMI, IMAGE/HENA, New Horizons/PEPSSI and now Europa Clipper/PIMS. She has had an active role in spacecraft instrument operations, training and operations site administration.
Notable Awards and Leadership
|2019||Parker Solar Probe Team won the NASA Silver Medal for Group Achievement and the AAS Neil Armstrong Spaceflight award|
|2020||Parker Solar Probe Mission Operations and Science Operation Center teams won the Explorer-Team Award|