Dr. Diane L. Evans
Dr. Diane Evans is NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory's Director for the Earth Science and Technology Directorate. She has been at JPL for more than 20 years, studying Earth using airborne and spaceborne synthetic aperture radar aboard aircraft and spacecraft. She advanced through management positions as supervisor of the Radar Sciences Group, project scientist on JPL's spaceborne imaging radar projects, deputy manager of the Science and Information Systems Office, chief scientist of Earth science programs, and was appointed to her current position in May 2001.

Evans holds a bachelor's degree in geology from Occidental College, and a master's degree and doctorate in geological sciences from the University of Washington.