Nicole Pothier received a B.S. in Meteorology/Climatology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2010, an M.S. in Planetary Science from Hampton University in 2012, and an M.S. in Space Science from the University of Michigan in 2014. While at Michigan, Nicole was awarded the 2014 NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship for her proposal to utilize a data mining tool to identify magnetospheric flux ropes in the Earth’s magnetosphere, in order to assess the internal structure of flux ropes and their interaction with surrounding environment.
Nicole joined the team at EMA in 2015, and has been working on the Lockheed Martin Orion MPCV project. She has provided expertise in spacecraft plasma charging of the Orion Crew Module, and lightning direct effects testing of the Launch Abort System.
Outside of work, Nicole enjoys being active, creating things, and exploring Colorado!