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Job Title
Lead Project Planner, Supervisor
Science Systems and Applications, Inc. (SSAI)
Program Role
DEVELOP Operations Lead


Stephanie Burke is the operations lead for the NASA DEVELOP program. She manages the operational and administrative tasks for DEVELOP’s National Program Office (NPO) and the 12 DEVELOP locations across the U.S. She directly supervises and works with program leads to provide professional developmental growth and successful element work within the program. In addition to fulfilling other NPO roles, Stephanie also oversees the participant application and selection process and facilitates professional development and training for the participants.

Prior to joining DEVELOP, Stephanie spent 15 years overseas on international assignments in Germany and Japan. She worked within higher education administration for the Department of Defense as an education coordinator and director of student services. She also spent time working as a human resources specialist focusing on classification and regulatory compliance. Her experience brings a broad knowledge of personnel and procedural program management, and a diverse skill set in workforce development.

Stephanie received her master's in public administration in 2012, and her professional human resources certification in 2020.