Engineering Officer and Crew Training Manager
Maraia Hoffman is the proud mother of 2, an entrepreneur, astrophysicist, aerospace engineer and educator. Through her company, Space Development Ventures, Maraia and her team consult with space agencies and organizations from around the world to improve organizational structure and employee development. Maraia has years of experience designing NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) space telescopes and communications satellites, has completed hundreds of microgravity parabolas, and is currently focused on finding ways in which aerospace can lead sustainability solutions for a better future on Earth.
Maraia will be conducting research in crew dynamics, habitat design, and educational outreach activities.