Rebecca Torzone resides in Crofton, MD with her family of 4 children. Her passion for the U.S. Space program dates back to 1984 when she was eight years old and in the second grade. “My parents made a deal with me that if I saved enough money to attend Space Camp that they would pay for the airfare. I babysat, shoveled snow, and did whatever work I could find to earn the money”. She earned enough to attend Space Academy I, Space Academy II, and Aviation Challenge. She received the “Right Stuff” award while attending Space Academy II. Her career in STEM has been inspired by this passion and she largely attributes it to being a Space Camp participant. Rebecca has been with Northrop Grumman since 2000, and has worked a broad set of programs across multiple locations, including Colorado Springs, New Orleans, Los Angeles, and Baltimore. Her roles encompassed Systems Engineering, Strategy, Logistics, Engineering functional leadership, and a series of increasingly responsible program management positions in superconducting electronics and airborne and ground radar businesses. In her current roleas Vice President Strategy and Performance for Engineering and Sciences, she is chartered with developing strategies and implementing initiatives to ensure Northrop Grumman meets the growing demand to hire cleared and well qualified engineers and scientists. This organization will also ensure newly hired employees are effectively on-boarded, trained and equipped to deliver exceptional program performance. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Engineering Physics from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, a master’s degree in Computer Science from Colorado Technical University, and a master’s degree in Aeronautical Science from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Rebecca has also completed the University of Chicago Booth School of Business Executive Strategy program.