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Michael Ruiz (NASA)

Title: Program Manager – DEVELOP
Technical Focus Area: Applied Science
Study Topics: Capacity Building
Mission/Project: DEVELOP


Michael Ruiz serves as the DEVELOP program manager at Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va. He leads DEVELOP activities that provide world-class scientific and technical talent to support the design and implementation of high-quality applied science feasibility studies that benefit global communities. Previously, Michael served in various management roles at NASA Headquarters and the International Trade Administration in Washington, DC. He began his career supporting the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command and Naval Sea Systems Command. Michael holds a master’s degree in public administration from American University and a bachelor’s degree in economics from George Mason University. 

Education/Professional Experience:

  • M.S., Public Administration, American University
  • B.S., Economics, George Mason University

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