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“Be your genuine self.”
Marit Knapp loves house remodeling and gardening projects and draws a parallel between her hobbies and her work. Both involve lots of planning, research, scheduling, and budgeting while collaborating with various experts. With a data driven approach and focus on customers’ needs, she has helped lead the selection and implementation of software for organizations. Described as open, curious, and engaging, she brings that mindset when instructing and training others.
Growing up in a family with multiple generations in the aerospace industry, Marit studied engineering in college and worked at NASA Ames Research Center. She designed and tested flight controls on all kinds of rotorcraft, from helicopters to quadcopter drones and fighter jets. In her prior role, she wore many hats as the lead software engineer of a 180-pound octocopter drone that she also piloted. Marit earned her master’s and bachelor’s degrees in mechanical engineering from Santa Clara University.
- ALTERNATIVE CAREER: ARCHITECT OR BUILDER
- HOBBIES: KITESURFING, MOUNTAIN BIKING, AND HIKING WITH HER DOGS
- PRESCRIPTION FOR LIFE: IF YOU CAN'T GET OUT OF IT, GET INTO IT!