Vickie Kloeris recently retired from NASA where she worked in space food systems for a total of 34 years. Her last position was manager of the International Space Station Food System. In that position she served as technical manager for the NASA contract that produces food for the International Space Station (ISS) crews. She has authored and co-authored numerous publications and has received several awards including NASA’s highest award, the NASA Distinguished Service Medal in 2019. During her career, she was twice awarded the NASA Exceptional Service Medal and has received the Johnson Space Center Director’s Commendation Award. In 2017, she was given an Outstanding Alumni Award by the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at her alma mater, Texas A&M University.
Vickie has been an IFT member since 1978 and is a Certified Food Scientist. She has served in numerous IFT volunteer roles at the section and division level. At the national level she has served on the Annual Meeting Scientific Program Advisory Panel; the Teaching and Learning Work Group; numerous award juries and is an IFT Food Science Communicator. She was elected to the Board of Directors of IFT for a 3 -year term that began in September of 2017.
BS in Microbiology from Texas A & M University
MS in Food Science from Texas A & M University