Trina Ray

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Trina started her career at NASA s Jet Propulsion Laboratory with a bang.  Her first and still favorite experience was working on the Voyager Neptune Encounter in August of 1989.  In her current position - Titan Orbiter Science Team (TOST) co-chair - she coordinated all the Titan science opportunities for the Cassini Mission.  She was also the Deputy Science Planning and Sequencing Manager for Cassini, which is the group of folks that integrate, implement, and execute the activity plans for all the instruments on Cassini.  NASA’s newest flagship mission “Europa Clipper”, a mission to explore Jupiter’s icy moon Europa in the late 2020’s, has hired her as an Investigation Scientist for the ice penetrating radar instrument.

Trina received her Bachelor's degree in Physics from California State University, Northridge, and her master's degree in Astronomy from San Diego State University, where her research specialty was Planetary Nebulae.

 Trina has received numerous awards, including a NASA medal for Exceptional Service, and a prestigious award from JPL - The Bruce Murray Award for excellence in education and public engagement outside of normal job duties.