Graduate Research Assistant
While completing her bachelor's degree in Aerospace Engineering at California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo, Lacey was actively involved in student projects ranging from test driving a prototype solar car, performing with Cal Poly's dance company, leading a Venus rover design team, and organizing outreach events for local middle schools. These experiences culminated her love for researching odd problems and working in a collaborative environment whether that be with other students on a project, choreographers and dancers, or youth communities interested in STEM. At Purdue she completed a Master's in Astrodynamics and Space Applications and began her PhD research analyzing human-system interactions in complex, collaborative and high-risk environments with the goal of designing safe human space exploration methods. Research interests: space exploration, human-machine interactions, communication and information architectures.