Senior Advisor for OSAM, NASA STM
Debi Tomek has over 23 years of research and technical management experience and began her career with NASA Langley. Debi has served as a researcher, principal investigator then executive of numerous inter- and intra-Agency programs. Debi’s early research in dynamic stability was instrumental for numerous space vehicles and led to work on the Space Shuttle leading a team that obtained critical re-entry data of the Orbiter. After four years in the Administrator’s Suite leading Agency technical capability assessments she returned to Langley as Chief of Staff before becoming Deputy Director, then Director, of the Space Technology Directorate. She shepherded pre-formulation of the National Initiative for On-orbit Servicing, Assembly, and Manufacturing (OSAM). This led to her current appointment as NASA Senior Advisor for OSAM and National Initiative lead. Ms. Tomek holds a Bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering from Auburn University and Master’s degree in Aeronautical and Mechanical Engineering from George Washington University.