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Dr. Padi Boyd

Padi Boyd is the Chief of the Exoplanets and Stellar Astrophysics Laboratory in the Astrophysics Science Division, and the Project Scientist for the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) Mission (a NASA Explorer Mission launched in April 2018). She has been at Goddard since 1993, when she was a USRA visiting scientist with the Hubble Space Telescope, studying X-ray emittin binary stars, pulsars and active galaxies. Boyd has had leadership roles on a variety of NASA operating space telescopes including the Rossing X-ray Timing Explorer, the Swift Gamma Ray Burst Explorer and the Kepler Mission. At NASA Goddard, she has held a number of positions including Deputy Project Scientist for Operations of the Hubble Space Telescope, Associate Chief of the Astroparticle Physics Laboratory, Acting Deputy Director of the Astrophysics Division, and Associate Director of the Astrophysics Division. Her research interests focus on applying traditional and novel analysis techniques to uncover the drivers of stellar variability, and accretion in compact binaries and active galaxies, using data from a variety of space telescopes. She lives in Greenbelt MD with her husband Jim and two delightful sons, where they all enjoy playing music together and separately, and romping around their quirky old home and welcoming neighborhood.