Dr. Camille Wardrop Alleyne

Dr. Alleyne has dedicated her 20 year career to advancing the areas of aerospace and space technology development, specifically in the fields of human space flight, space vehicle systems engineering, integration and testing and space (microgravity) research; and most recently in the areas of space technology application in international development and global science and space education advocacy for girls – work she does through her non-governmental organization, the Brightest Stars Foundation, founded in 2007.

Dr. Alleyne has served in several technical management roles with increasing responsibility both at NASA and US Dept of Defense. For the last several years, she served as the Assistant Program Scientist for the International Space Station (ISS) – a space-based science laboratory. In this role, she developed and managed the communication strategy for ISS Research and Technology. The innovative strategy conveyed the benefits of ISS scientific research to stakeholders including US Congress, the general public and potential users. She also led the integration of all international space education programs across the ISS Partners (US, Japan, Russia, Europe and Canada).

Prior to this, Dr. Alleyne served as the Orion Crew Module Systems, Integration and Test Technical Manager at Johnson Space Center, the Systems Engineering and Integration Lead for the Constellation Systems Requirements development at NASA Headquarters and as a Flight Systems Test Engineer at the NASA Kennedy Space Center in Florida. She has also held positions as an Aerospace Systems Engineer at the Missile Defense Agency and the Department of Defense, where she led analysis and integration of several ballistic missile defense system projects.

Dr. Alleyne holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Howard University in Washington DC. She also holds a Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, FL, a Master of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Maryland, College Park and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from the University of Houston.