Nona Cheeks is the Chief of the Strategic Partnerships Office at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. She leads a team of scientist, engineers, and business professionals in a broad range of functions pertaining to understanding technology trends and priorities and identifying targets of collaboration. In this capacity she oversees an extensive responsibility of leading the technology transfer partnerships and licensing activities as well as the small business innovation research projects at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. Over the past 20 years, she has been an invited speaker at global conferences and meetings on the topic of innovative partnerships and novel technology transfer models.
Ms. Cheeks is a graduate of the University of Maryland, College Park, MD and received her MBA from Loyola College, Baltimore, MD.