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Jessica Deihl

Office of Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs
NASA Headquarters

Jessica A. Deihl, Esq. works at NASA Headquarters in the Office of Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs (OLIA) on space policy legislation and other congressional matters related to international and industry partnerships.  Prior to joining OLIA, Jessica worked within NASA Goddard’s Office of Chief Counsel where she served as the lead center attorney for partnerships and international law. She focused on a wide variety of government contract and fiscal law issues including interagency and Space Act agreements, international and public-private partnerships, real estate, and procurements.  Jessica originally joined NASA as a Presidential Management Fellow supporting the Commercial Spaceflight Program on the Commercial Crew and Commercial Cargo initiatives.  Jessica detailed to the Federal Aviation Administration’s Office of Chief Counsel, where she supported the Office of Commercial Space Transportation on launch and re-entry licensing.  Jessica also worked with the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy on commercial spaceflight legislation.  Jessica received her Bachelor of Arts from Cornell University in Ithaca, NY and her Juris Doctor from the American University, Washington College of Law where she was the Managing Editor of the Business Law Review.


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