Principal Science Operations Engineer, HiRISE
Kristin Block works for the University of Arizona Lunar and Planetary Lab as a specialist in spacecraft operations, connecting science, engineering, and implementation. She currently serves as Systems/Principal Science Operations Engineer for HiRISE, the high-resolution imaging payload onboard NASA Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, leading planning and commanding efforts for special imaging projects. Kristin is trained in NASA Planetary Protection policies, holds Bachelor's degrees in music and physics, a Master's degree in planetary science, and has successfully targeted and commanded over 10,000 Mars surface images. She's interested in science-driven spacecraft operations and ethical approaches to space exploration.