Kate Stambaugh AIAA Talent and Leadership Development Committee; Senior Principal Systems Engineer, Space Sector, Northrop Grumman



Kate is a Senior Systems Engineer in the Space Payload and Ground Systems Division at Northrop Grumman. She has a BS in Systems Engineering from Washington University in St. Louis, an MS in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Maryland, and previously worked for nine years at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory on space and high-altitude balloon missions for NASA. She is a lifetime member of AIAA and has been active in various roles across the institute including former chair of the Space Automation and Robotics Technical Committee (SARTC), local section leadership, SPACE forum organizing committee, SMG and New Initiatives Subcommittee, SciTech keynote speaker, and most recently on the Talent and Leadership Development Committee. In her spare time Kate enjoys boating and crabbing on the Chesapeake Bay and coaches Track and Field at her local high school.