Mr. Jim Graf is NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory's Director for the Earth Science and Technology Directorate. He has been at JPL for more than 40 years. He is responsible for the development and operations of many Earth science space and airborne missions. He was previously project manager for the Quick Scatterometer mission and for the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter mission.
Graf is an AIAA Fellow, a full member of the International Academy of Astronautics, and has received two NASA Outstanding Leadership Awards. He is also the chair of the International Astronautical Federation’s GEOSS subcommittee.
Graf holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree from Princeton University and a Master of Science degree from Colorado State University.