Dr. Carol Kory is the USRA Director of Low Gravity Sciences in Cleveland, Ohio and the GEARS Research and Engineering Division, Deputy for Space. In this role, she oversees USRA’s Commercial LEO Destinations and GEARS program support. Carol is an established leader in technology research and development, with over 30 years of experience in program management and planning, and business development within the government and commercial sectors. She has published and presented over 200 technical papers at international conferences and in peer-reviewed journals, holds seven patents, and is the recipient of numerous NASA individual and team awards throughout her career. In her previous positions she served as Chief Technology Officer and Vice President of Technology at Teraphysics Corporation, Director of Business Development at Vencore Services and Solutions, and Director of Technology at QinetiQ North America.