Advancement council

Karen Bradford

Director of the Partnership Office
NASA Ames Research Center

Ms. Karen Bradford currently serves as the director of the partnership office at NASA Ames Research Center and has served as a civil servant for more than 30 years. Prior assignments at NASA Ames include 11 years as center chief of staff, resource/management analyst for the Center Director’s Office within the CFO office and as associate director for the Astrobiology Strategic Analysis and Support Office (ASASO), with duties that included serving as the lead project manager for the Astrobiology Science Conference 2006. She was also the executive assistant to Dr. Baruch Blumberg, Nobel Laureate and director, NASA Astrobiology Institute (NAI) where she helped plan, implement and was project lead for the first NAI Minority Institution Faculty Sabbatical.