Hillary Smith

Communications Manager
Game Changing Development Program
Space Technology Mission Directorate



Hillary Smith joined GCD office in October 2019. Before this transition, she worked as a journalist for the Virginia newspaper, the Daily Press, and California-based newspaper, The San Gabriel Valley Tribune. There, she enjoyed reporting on local government, economic development and cutting-edge advancements in health and technology fields. Hillary holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from San Francisco State University. She’s written content for the San Francisco Chronicle, the San Francisco Bay Guardian, BBC, and more. At NASA, she takes pride in publicizing critical advancements in GCD space technology for through high-quality video, publicly-accessible articles and fact sheets, and by supporting industry and academic conferences for GCD.