Carrie graduated from Florida State University in 2012 with a degree in meteorology and started working at NASA Langley in 2013. She grew up on Florida’s Space Coast watching rocket and space shuttle launches, and loves being able to work with space instruments. She started out working with the CALIPSO team to analyze and improve the classification of aerosols by the instrument, with a specific focus on smoke particles from wildfires. She then moved to the SAGE III project as a ground systems engineer and data specialist where she was responsible for long term data collection, trending and storage. She was also tasked with monitoring the health of the instrument and its subsystems throughout the testing and integration phase to ensure normal operations as the project headed towards launch.

Following the launch of SAGE III in February 2017, Carrie was part of the mission operations team as a payload operations engineer. She worked as a flight operator and conductor during the commissioning phase of the SAGE project after launch, and was responsible for running procedures and assisting with numerous planned special calibration activities. She is now a member of the SAGE science team and is helping to analyze data for the validation campaign.

Outside of work, Carrie is an avid runner and enjoys participating in half marathons. She enjoys sports, music, traveling, and spending time outside in the sunshine.


Bob Borchardt
Lead Technical Payload Engineer

Donald Cleckner
Mission Operations Engineer

Robert Damadeo
Lead Algorithm Scientist

Jim Farmer
Ground Systems Engineer

Richard Farmer
Ground Systems Engineer

David Flittner
Project Scientist

Michael Heitz
Scientific Programmer / Analyst

Jonathan Hicks
Ground Systems Engineer

Charles Hill
Deputy Project Scientist / Instrument Scientist

Carter Hulsey
Scientific Programmer / Analyst

Travis Knepp
Aerosol Research Scientist

Mahesh Kovilakam
Aerosol Research Scientist

Marsha Larosee
Scientific Programmer / Analyst

Kevin Leavor
Lead Data Scientist

Kaitlin Liles
Chief Engineer / Lead Thermal Engineer

James Losey
Mission Operations Engineer

Robbie Manion
Science Computing Facility Lead

Joshua McDonald
Mission Operations Engineer

Mary Cate McKee
Data Scientist

Allison McMahon
Communications & Public Outreach Lead

Jamie Nehrir
Mission Operations Manager

Greg Paxton
Ground Systems Lead

Andrew Peterson
Ground Systems Manager

Michael Pitts
Lead Scientist for Oxygen A-Band Temperature / Pressure Research Product

Samuel Porter
Deputy Mission Operations Manager

Marilee Roell
Science Manager

Carrie Roller
Science Validation Lead

Caitlyn Stone
Mission Operations Engineer

Larry Thomason
Lead Scientist for Aerosol Extinction Coefficient Product

Shane Wolf
Software Assurance Lead