My Serendipitous Career: From the Bottom of the Sea to Outerspace

With Christine Anderson 

Friday March 30, 2012 11:30am-1:00pm

The Lodge at Santa Fe 

For a select few, their career path is clear from the very beginning.  A concert pianist, an Olympic athlete or an architect sometimes discover very early on that they were meant to play, run or build.  But for many of us, our career paths are a complex set of decisions that lead to doorways of opportunity, some we choose to open, some we don’t see and others we explore and decide to close and move on.

For Christine Anderson, Executive Director of New Mexico Spaceport America, her career has taken her from the bottom of the sea to outer space!  Join the New Mexico Technology Council on Friday March 30th at the Lodge Santa Fe as we share her story.


Chris Andersen

Christine Anderson is the New Mexico Spaceport America Executive Director, the first purpose-built spaceport in the world.

Christine is a recently retired Air Force civilian with 30 years of service.  She was a member of the Senior Executive Service, the civilian equivalent of the military rank of General officer.  Anderson was the founding Director of the Space Vehicles Directorate at the Air Force Research Laboratory, at Kirtland Air Force Base.  She also served as the Director of the Space Technology Directorate at the Air Force Phillips Laboratory at Kirtland, and as the Director of the Military Satellite Communications Joint Program Office at the Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center in Los Angeles where she directed the development, acquisition and execution of a $50 billion portfolio.  She is a Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.  Anderson earned a B.S. in mathematics from the University of Maryland, and completed the National Security Leadership Program at Johns Hopkins University and the Senior Management in Government Program at Harvard University.