Zaheer A. Ali

Safety, Product, and Quality Assurance Manager, SOFIA USRA
Zaheer A. Ali, DEI Member

Zaheer joined USRA in 2010 as the SOFIA Mission Operations Laboratory supervisor to helped define and build SOFIA operations, the labs, mirror coating facility. Since then, on SOFIA he has helped integrate the 7 science instruments, worked to lead deployments to New Zealand, write the strategic plan for SOFIA, and serve as the safety and mission assurance lead for SOFIA. Additionally, he works as a servant leader to a large group of researchers and developers in NAMS. He has been a member of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Committee since 2014. He holds degrees in Physics and Global Management.