SBIR/STTR Deputy Program Manager, Strategic Initiatives & Stakeholder Engagement

Anna Cordrey grew up in the Silicon Valley, in a family of engineers, and mindfully made the decision to study business. She realized the far-reaching potential of the technical community and complements this field with a human touch. Anna combines a user-centric approach with a business mindset to get the maximum impact out of technology investments. As a result, she is well known for her strong stakeholder engagements, customer advocacy, and creative solutions.

Anna’s curiosity for exploration has launched her around the world, and ultimately landed her at NASA Ames Research Center, where she now explores opportunities to engage small businesses in NASA’s innovation portfolio, helping concepts bloom into reality.

In her free time, Anna practices yoga near one of the world’s largest wind tunnels and now explores the beautiful California outdoors with her three wonderful kids.