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Carolyn Mizell serves as the Chief of the Research and Technology Management Office at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center (KSC). In this role, she oversees three of KSC’s Space Technology Mission Directorate programs: the KSC Technology Transfer Office, the KSC Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)/Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program, and the KSC Regional Economic Development (RED) program.

Carolyn was awarded a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from Clemson University and later earned a Master of Science in Industrial Engineering (MSIE) from the University of Central Florida. In 2006, Carolyn received her Ph.D. in industrial engineering, from the University of Central Florida.

Carolyn has worked in a wide variety of roles during her 28 years at KSC, including Design Engineering Lead for the Hazardous Gas Detection and Optical Instrumentation Laboratories and Project Manager of multiple research and development projects. Furthermore, she has served as the KSC Deputy Chief Technologist and has chaired and co-chaired the Research and Technology Management Board.

Carolyn enjoys a variety of fitness activities, including swimming.