Meet our Mentor!
Position: VIIRS lead analyst
Julie Montoya attended Washington University in St. Louis where she earned degrees in Control Systems Engineering. She has worked at Raytheon for 12 years. In her current role as VIIRS lead analyst, she is responsible for mathematically analyzing all of the data produced on the ground in test labs. After launch, she is occasionally called on to help with on-orbit anomaly resolution by analyzing data from one to two VIIRS sensors currently orbiting the earth. VIIRS is weather sensor, built for NASA, which captures images to aid in hurricane detection, vegetation monitoring, and fire tracking among other environmental data records.