Principal Science Operations Engineer, HiRISE
Kristin Block (she/her/hers) 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. Kristin is trained in NASA Planetary Protection policies, holds Bachelor's degrees in music and physics, and a Master's degree in planetary science. She's interested in science-driven spacecraft operations and ethical approaches to space exploration.
Kristin is Safe Zone trained.