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Caitlin Shearer

Caitlin Shearer is a project manager and materials engineer at JHUAPL. She was project manager for NASA’s recently completed Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART). Caitlin previously served as the deputy project manager on DART during Mission Operations, working under former DART project manager Ed Reynolds. She is also the assistant project manager on the Europa Plasma Instrument for Magnetic Sounding (PIMS) and is the project manager for a CubeSat instrument, the Relativistic Electron Atmospheric Loss (REAL) instrument. In addition to project management, she is a materials engineer, working on multiple projects including NASA’s Europa Clipper and Dragonfly missions. Caitlin also has experience as a planetary protection engineer on Europa Clipper. Caitlin holds a Master of Science in Materials Engineering from the University of Maryland and a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the University of Maryland Baltimore County.