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Adriana Ocampo Uria
 
Adriana Ocampo Uria
Science Program Manager, National Aeronautical Space Administration (NASA)
CSU Los Angeles
B.S. Geology (1983)
CSU Northridge
M.S. Geology (1997)
  • One of the foremost experts in remote sensing and planetary mapping. Responsible for the New Frontier Exploration program and Juno Mission to Jupiter as well as other NASA missions to Mars, Saturn and Jupiter. Born in Argentina.
  • Named by Discover magazine as one of the “50 most important women in science.”
  • Her discovery and research of asteroid impact craters in Mexico has provided scientific evidence that asteroids caused climate change on earth and the extinction of dinosaurs.
  • Devotes her energies to improving international space exploration and narrowing the space science gap between developed and developing nation.
  • Served on the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers National Board of Directors, as principal organizer of the “Space Conference for the Americas," and as the administrator of several U.N. conferences.
  • Has kept a connection to the campus and served as a member of the university's Task Force on Engagement in 2011.

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