Meet the Team

The AFRL Scholars Program Administration Team is dedicated to ensuring quality programs are offered at all supported sites and that scholars and mentors have a fulfilling, worthwhile experience that promotes interest and career development in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

USRA Program Administration Team

Dr. Amanda Smith Hackler
Principal Investigator, Director of Education
Denisse Garza
Program Manager
Jessica Tallent
Lead Coordinator
Melissa Corning
Internship Program Coordinator, Eglin AFB
Julie McCullough
Internship Program Coordinator, Kirtland AFB
Mitchelle Castillo
Internship Program Coordinator


Eglin AFB Program Management

Brian Mitchell
Program Manager


Kirtland AFB Program Management

Dr. Oscar Martinez
Program Manager