Kim Slater

Chief of Staff
  • Director's Office

Kim comes to the Media Lab from Draper, where she led the Innovations division in Commercial and Civil Space Programs. Previously, she was a payload developer for the NASA Kennedy Space Center in Florida, where she designed and escorted dozens of experiments aboard NASA’s Space Shuttle and International Space Station. In this role, she also met increasing commercial space demands by expanding customers destined for the International Space Station Low Earth Orbit missions, as well as for sub-orbital and parabolic flight missions.

In addition to a wealth of technical and programmatic experience with space-flight systems, Kim spearheaded a 50-state Science, Technology, Engineering and Match education and Space Station awareness campaign and helped apply Draper technologies to climate, sustainability, and other social impact programs. She received her engineering degree from Tufts University, where she specialized in human-machine interface design.