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Malina Hills
Retired Senior Vice President, Space Systems Group, The Aerospace Corporation

Dr. Malina Hills recently retired as Senior Vice President at The Aerospace Corporation where she was responsible for the company’s support to all satellite programs, launch programs, and ground networks overseen by the U.S. Space and Missile Systems Center. During her 34 years in the space industry she has ensured successful development of communications, surveillance/reconnaissance, weather, navigation and space superiority systems through systems engineering, detailed technical assessments and problem solving. She started her career conducting research in spacecraft contamination and space environmental effects, culminating in managing the corporate research program. She holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering and applied science from Yale University and a doctorate in chemical engineering from the California Institute of Technology focused on surface science. Malina is an associate fellow of the AIAA and received an NRO Director’s Team Award, SASE Executive of the Year Award, and INCOSE Service Awards. She enjoys mentoring engineers in SWE and promoting STEM.

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