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   Bill Kert
   Contract Negotiator
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Pasadena, California
United States Of America
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High School: Crescenta Valley, La Crescenta,  CA
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA), California State University, Los Angeles

Background Information
After college, I worked in outside sales but, after tiring of the travel, I came inside to the "other side of the desk" and worked in purchasing. I eventually moved into contracts and was assigned the Mars Exploration Rover flight subsystem contracts. Currently, I'm handling other flight subsystem contracts and one entire spacecraft contract.

Contributions to Mars Exploration

I'm the negotiator responsible for executing the contracts to procure the MER Spacecraft Sun Sensor and the MER Lander Primary Batteries. [more contributions ...]
Personal Reflections

You don't have to be valedictorian to work for NASA or be involved in space exploration. There are many scientists/engineers that support the primary scientists in their day-to-day activities. For example, I work in the Contracts Department and ask questions everyday of the engineers who are assigned to support me. [more personal reflections ...]