Christa D. Peters-Lidard

GSFC Earth Sciences Division

From tomboy to cheerleader to math contests, my path to NASA has been built on a fascination with nature, early inspiration from the space shuttle program, and a love for Earth Science.  A series of steps with key mileposts led me to GSFC.  Along the way I learned a bit about geophysics, hydrology, soil moisture, high performance computing, and land-atmosphere interactions.   Looking forward, Earth science in general, and hydrology specifically is in the midst of a revolution.  I will discuss this 4th paradigm and how NASA/GSFC can lead the way.