Annette started her career with the U.S. Navy Radiological Defense Lab and after graduating from San Jose
State University. In 1969 she started work at NASA. Annette has over 35 years aerospace management
experience. Her experience includes accomplishments ranging from developing payload training protocols for astronauts to facilitating changes in corporate cultures. During her career with NASA in addition to her technical work, she has held several executive management positions. Her most challenging and rewarding experience was serving as a project manager in the Life Sciences Flight Experiments Project Office. Her work with the Space Transportation System (STS) training crews for human space flights included developing protocols for plant and animal studies. Researchers today still use data from these groundbreaking experiments. Annette was also CEO and Founder of ‘Integrated Space Technologies’ which worked alongside NASA and academia to initiate education outreach programs.