Pamela Millar Associate Director Earth Science Technology Office, NASA


The Earth Science Technology Office is led by Associate Director Pam Millar. Pam guides our team as it promotes innovative technology to help scientists better understand our planet. She took the helm in October 2017 and has been with ESTO since 2013 as the head of the Flight Validation program, which ensures technology can work in real-world scenarios. Before joining ESTO, Pam was the head of Goddard’s Laser Remote Sensing Laboratory. She led a group of scientists and engineers charged with developing laser instruments for both Earth and planetary applications, like the Mercury Laser Altimeter, which orbited and observed Mercury. Pam graduated from Rice University with a Ph.D. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering. She earned her B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Rutgers University.