Sciences and Exploration Directorate

Katherine (Katie) McKee

(CAREER DEVELOPMENT MANAGER)

 katherine.s.mckee@nasa.gov

 301.286.3063

Org Code: 660

NASA/GSFC
Mail Code: 690
Greenbelt, MD 20771

Employer: Southeastern Universities Research Assoc.

Brief Bio


Katie McKee (she/her) supports several levels of early career scientists including current students, interns, postbaccalaureate researchers, and postdoctoral researchers hired through the Center for Research and Exploration in Space Science and Technology (CRESST II) cooperative agreement at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. Alongside NASA scientists and leadership, CRESST II, and the NASA Goddard Association of Postdoctoral and Early Career Scientists (NGAPS+) group, Katie McKee is working to create a supportive and engaging space for early careers scientists to continue advancing their research knowledge while receiving mentorship to support their next steps.

Current Projects


NASA-PEER Constellation Mentorship Program

In tandem with the NGAPS+ group, provide post-bac researchers with support and community during their time at GSFC and beyond via the constellation mentorship approach. 

Positions/Employment


Career Development Manager

Southeastern Universities Research Association (SURA) / Center for Research and Exploration in Space Science and Technology (CRESST II) - NASA Goddard - Greenbelt, MD

April 2023 - Present

Focusing on developing a career development program for early career scientists including postbaccalaureate (post-bac) and post-doctoral researchers hired through the CRESST II cooperative agreement at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.


Program Coordinator/Associate

Southeastern Universities Research Association (SURA) / Center for Research Exploration and Space Science and Technology (CRESST II) - NASA Goddard, Greenbelt, MD

2018 - 2023

Supported the CRESST II Cooperative Agreement at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center through general administrative support including onboarding of new employees, organizing events, and communicating with the 175+ CRESST II scientists.


Program Coordinator

Karthik Consulting / National Oceanographic Partnership Program (NOPP) - Arlington, VA

2017 - 2018

Supported the Congressionally mandated National Oceanographic Partnership Program (NOPP) by facilitating multi-sector partnerships to address federal ocean science and technology priorities through the NOPP Program Office.

Education


M.S., Environmental Science and Policy George Mason University (2016)


B.A., Biology and Music Minor Hollins University (2009)