NASA HQ, Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate

Dr. Kathleen Gallagher Boggs currently serves as the Systems and Technology Demonstration Manager in the International Space Station (ISS) Division of the Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate at NASA. Her focus is on strategy for development and demonstration of technologies critical for long-duration deep space missions such as those envisioned as part of NASA’s Journey to Mars. Previously, Dr. Boggs served as Executive Officer in NASA’s Office of the Chief Technologist (OCT), acting as a senior advisor to the agency’s Chief Technologist while also serving as the chief of staff for OCT.

Prior to joining OCT, Dr. Boggs managed the NASA Baseline Performance Review (BPR), a monthly forum chaired by the NASA Associate Administrator that integrates performance across all of NASA’s technical and institutional programs and activities. Additionally, she served as an analyst in the Office of the Chief Financial Officer providing independent analysis and assessment of NASA’s Planetary Science and Heliophysics programs and projects. Before joining NASA, Dr. Boggs completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the US Naval Research Laboratory and then served in several roles analyzing operations and technology issues for the Naval enterprise, with a focus on the application of simulation systems to train ground forces in complex combat operations.

Dr. Boggs holds a Bachelor of Science in Materials Science and Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University and a Doctorate in Physics from Trinity College, Dublin, where her work focused on the development of ferromagnetic nanomaterials.