Ms. Michelle Munk has served as NASA’s Entry, Descent and Landing (EDL) Systems Capability Leader (SCL) since 2017, and the Principal Technologist for EDL technologies within NASA’s Space Technology Mission Directorate (STMD) since 2013. On detail to NASA Headquarters, Ms. Munk advises NASA leadership to ensure sustainment of NASA’s EDL skills, facilities, and tools, and guides STMD’s technical content in EDL. Ms. Munk advocates for new investments to close technology gaps and coordinates across technology programs, commercial and academic activities, and robotic and human exploration planning efforts. She has over 30 years of experience in orbital mechanics, trajectory simulation, flight hardware development, and technology management from four different NASA centers.