Dr. Alexis Truitt

Program Manager

Dr. Alexis Truitt joined IARPA in January of 2022.  In her current assignment as a Program Manager, Dr. Truitt focuses on areas of scientific research that includes astrodynamics, plasma physics, imaging science, and space situational awareness.  She is presently leading IARPA’s efforts on the SINTRA program that aims to detect, track, and characterize orbital space debris that is currently difficult to track.

Prior to joining IARPA, Dr. Truitt worked at the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency from 2012 to 2022 where she served as the deputy lead and senior staff scientist for the Space Pod in the Research Directorate, and a thermal imagery scientist in the Analysis Directorate. Dr. Truitt also worked at NASA’s Space Telescope Science Institute from 2007 to 2012, where she supported the Hubble Space Telescope and the Kepler Space Telescope missions.

Dr. Truitt graduated from University of Maryland at College Park (UMCP) with a Ph.D. in aerospace engineering.  She earned a Master’s degree from Johns Hopkins University in electrical engineering, and two Bachelor’s degrees in physics and astronomy from UMCP.

Dr. Truitt is the recipient of the 2019 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) award and the 2017 Director of National Intelligence (DNI) Science & Technology Fellowship. She resides in the Washington D.C. area with her husband and two daughters.

Last updated on: December 19, 2023