Ames Research Center
Human Research Program (HRP)
Since October 2009, Ms. Dana
Bolles has worked in the Program Integration Office (PIO)
for Human Research Program (HRP). The HRP conducts research
and develops technologies that allow humans to travel safely
and productively in the environment of space. In her role
with the PIO, Ms. Bolles provides technical resources management
support to Flight Programs and Projects associated with life
science research in space. Responsibilities include delegated
Program/Project integration efforts. She manages a number
of tasks including Risk Management, Data Accessibility, and
Prior to this current position,
Ms. Dana Bolles managed the Speakers Bureau (SB) Program in
the Education and Outreach branch at NASA Ames Research Center.
She coordinated NASA speakers for events in any of the 9-1/2
states supported by Ames' SB program. Additionally, she assisted
with special projects requiring an outreach component.
Ms. Dana Bolles began her career
at NASA's Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Florida as a flight
systems safety engineer. Her projects included payloads such
as the Mars Orbiter and the third assembly flight for the
International Space Station. After almost three years, Ms.
Bolles spent the next 1-1/2 years at NASA's Goddard Space
Flight Center (GSFC), Greenbelt, MD, as a fire protection
IIn 1999, she transferred to
NASA Ames, where she has been working now for over 10 years.
For her first 8 years at Ames, Ms. Bolles worked as an environmental
compliance specialist. She managed programs that monitor air
quality, industrial wastewater, toxic gases, and aboveground
storage tanks. She helped NASA Ames carry out its commitment
to environmental protection by ensuring compliance with Federal,
State, and local environmental regulations and by obtaining
the required permits for all equipment and processes that
had the potential to pollute the air, water, and/or ground.
She supervised tracking of activities that monitored compliance
and provided consulting services when others needed help to
meet environmental regulations.
Afterwards, Ms. Bolles worked for one year in Government Relations
where she acted as a liason to local elected officials. She
ensured they were aware of NASA Ames' activities and coordinated
tours for elected officials and their staff members.
In addition to her assigned
job duties, Dana enjoys public speaking engagements, mainly
to audiences of students. She has presented at numerous international
speaking engagements such as in Italy, Taiwan, and Mexico.
She is active in disability-related issues and has served
for several years as the Chair to the Employees with Disabilities
Advisory Group (EDAG).
Ms. Bolles attended the University of California, Santa Cruz,
for 2 years, and graduated from the California State University,
Long Beach, with a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering.
She then attended San Francisco State University, where she
received a master's certificate in rehabilitation engineering
2001 - Trainer for Whirlwind
Women in San Luis Potosi, Mexico
Italy (1999 & 1997) & Taiwan (1997)