Pam Underwood, Deputy Division Mgr., FAA Office of Commercial Space Transportation
Pam Underwood is the acting Division Manager for the Operations Integration Division with the FAA Office of Commercial Space Transportation. Her division is responsible for FAA license pre-application consultation as well as integrating commercial space activities and operations in the field with the headquarters licensing and safety evaluations. She is also responsible for managing the interagency partnership for commercial spaceflight between the FAA and NASA. This interagency partnership includes orbital, suborbital, cargo, and human spaceflight applications. Prior to joining the FAA she was a Solid Rocket Booster Integration Engineer for United Space Alliance working with the NASA space shuttle program, a Wind Tunnel Test Engineer at the National Transonic Facility at NASA Langley Research Center, and an Instrumentation Engineer for Pratt & Whitney in their Large Military Engines Division. She earned a B.S. degree in Aerospace Engineering from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, and M.S. degree in Aerospace Engineering from Virginia Tech.