Anne Caraccio grew up on Long Island, New York and earned her B.S. and M.S. in Chemical Engineering from Manhattan College. Ms. Caraccio came on board full time with NASA in 2011 after completing three semesters in the NASA Co-op Program. She is currently working as a chemical engineer on several projects that support deep space exploration. One main project involves developing a system for recovering logistical waste from long duration space missions to produce usable gases for propulsion, environmental control, and life support systems. Ms. Caraccio also supports fiber composite repair technologies for newly developed autoclave and out-of-autoclave systems as well as chemical analysis support for projects such as Lockheed Martin’s Orion Crew Exploration Vehicle.
Anne is a graduate of the 2012 NASA FIRST leadership development program. She is also a Ph.D. student in the Department of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering at the University of South Florida. Ms. Caraccio is passionate about human space flight and developing systems for future deep space exploration. She carries her passion of the space program out into the world by volunteering with numerous educational outreach events, professional societies and Girl Scouts. Her recreational interests include softball, surfing, hiking, reading, learning and spending time with friends and family.