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NASA Langley Research Center
Program Role
Program Manager of DEVELOP, Capacity Building


Michael Ruiz serves as the DEVELOP program manager at Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va. He leads DEVELOP activities that provide world-class scientific and technical talent to support the design and implementation of high-quality applied science feasibility studies that benefit global communities.

Previously, Michael served in various management roles at NASA Headquarters and the International Trade Administration in Washington, DC. He began his career supporting the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command and Naval Sea Systems Command.

Michael holds a master’s degree in public administration from American University and a bachelor’s degree in economics from George Mason University