Carole A. Garrison has been Inducted into the Prestigious Marquis Who's Who Biographical Registry

HENDERSONVILLE, NC, April 28, 2023 - Carole A. Garrison has been included in Marquis Who's Who. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

Leveraging more than two decades of excellence in software engineering, Ms. Garrison has earned distinction as a programmer for the Analytical Mechanics Associates, Inc. at NASA. Since 2007, she has worked at the Atmospheric Flight and Entry Systems Branch at NASA Langley Research Center that maintains and develops Program to Optimize Simulated Trajectories II (POST2) which is an industry-standard simulation software that is used for planetary ascent and entry, descent, and landing scenarios. The flight mechanics team supporting POST2 have been involved in modeling and supporting several successful planetary missions like Phoenix, Mars Science Laboratory as well as upcoming missions. Ms. Garrison has been a member of the team that was awarded the NAA Collier Trophy 2012 Team Award for MSL/Entry/Descant/Landing (Curiosity), the NASA Langley Director Group Award for MSL/Entry/Descant/Landing and the NASA Center Team Award for the Phoenix Lander. Recently she has focused her efforts on designing the Continuous Integration/ Continuous Delivery (CI/CD) testing system which executes on High Performance Cluster (HPC) systems.

Prior to her current role, Ms. Garrison began her career as a programmer for Unisys at NASA in 2000 at NASA Langley Flight Simulation Software Branch. Among her professional accomplishments, she is proud to have been honored with a NASA Langley Mentor Award in 2020.

Likewise dedicated to civil advocacy and protecting the local environment, Ms. Garrison has served as a committee member of the Hampton Backriver Flooding and Shoaling Citizens Committee and was a chair of the Shoreline Protection and Wetlands sub-committee for the Hamptons Waterways Management Plan Steering Committee. She was a citizen member of Dutch Dialogues and has served as a board member with Congressman Scott Rigell's Chesapeake Bay Advisory Board. Additionally, she is the commissioner of the City of Hampton Planning Commission and a member of the City of Hampton Virginia Wetlands Board.

Prior to embarking on her professional journey, Ms. Garrison earned an Associate of Science in computer science from Lees McRae College in 1986. Following this achievement, she attained a Bachelor of Science in the same area of study from Mars Hill University in 2000 and a Master of Science from the College of William & Mary in 2007.

While pursuing her education, Ms. Garrison defied the advice of a college advisor to enter psychology or sociology rather than computer science, because he said "that is the field women usually worked in". She went on to become the only female sitting in a room with 22 male engineers.

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