Nate Parsons and Deanna Doan from Planet!
As young engineers in the rapidly growing private space industry, Nate and Deanna will speak about their amazing work with Planet. The company's mission is to image the entire Earth every day and make global change visible, accessible, and actionable for its clients. Find out more at Planet.com.
Deanna has been at Planet since 2014 where she leads the Satellite Operations team responsible for operating over a hundred small satellites currently orbiting Earth. Previously, she worked at NASA on various human and robotic-based missions as well as research and development projects aimed to increase our understanding of the solar system. She graduated from the University of Washington with a B.S. in Aeronautics and Astronautics. In her spare time, she enjoys playing violin in an orchestra, rock climbing with her friends, and skiing during the winter.
Nate is a space software developer. He joined Planet in 2016, and is currently on the Missions Software Team, where he works on software responsible for the operation of over a hundred earth-orbiting satellites and over 30 ground stations. Prior to joining Planet, he worked for the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab on many space projects including two NASA missions, the Parker Solar Probe and the Van Allen Probes. He has an MS in Computer Science from the University of Maryland: College Park, and a BS in Engineering Physics from Cornell University. In his spare time he performs improv in the Bay Area and beyond, and occasionally plays his saxophone.
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