Hannah Scherer works for Northrop Grumman and is based in Adelaide, South Australia. In her current role she works as an Australian Aerospace Programs Technical Lead, focusing on the future Triton Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) capability. Since joining Northrop Grumman in 2008, Hannah has held a variety of technical leadership positions while supporting space and aircraft programs. Prior to her position in Australia she held multiple roles on the James Webb Space Telescope project in Redondo Beach, CA, most recently working as a lead spacecraft systems engineer for requirements and verification. Earlier in her career, Hannah worked civil space programs as a systems engineer, focusing on environmental design and testing as well as subsystem design and verification.
She is passionate about STEM outreach, having led the Northrop Grumman High School Innovation Challenge (HSIC) for multiple years which aims to develop and foster the next generation of engineers and scientists, and participation in various mentorship and outreach programs.
Hannah holds a bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and a master’s degree in Management Science and Engineering from Stanford University.