Kendra Cook

Kendra Cook is a Senior Systems Engineer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) where she has worked for nearly 8 years. She is currently serving as the Lead Spacecraft Operations Systems Engineer for NASA’s flagship mission, Europa Clipper. Prior to joining JPL, Kendra spent 15 years working for the U.S. Government on various satellite and technology development programs. Kendra also served seven years as an Officer in the United States Air Force where she was an Aerospace Engineer specializing in UAVs and air-launched weapons systems. She has a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from Boston University and M.S. degrees in both Astronautical Engineering and Computer Engineering from the Air Force Institute of Technology. She is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and a Certified U.S. Export Compliance Officer (CUSECO), and is the Chair of the IEEE Aerospace Conference.