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Katherine Tighe


4800 Oak Grove Drive

Pasadena, CA 91101

Member of:

347Z - Advanced Robotic Systems

Katherine Tighe

Mechanical Engineer


Katherine is a mechanical engineer in the Extreme Environment Robotics Group at JPL. She is currently working on the development of sampling tools for Europa and the design of an inspection robot. She has previously worked on R&D for Mars Sample Return.


B.S.E. in Mechanical Engineering, Duke University (May 2020)

Professional Experience

Mechanical Engineer, Extreme Environment Robotics Group, JPL (June 2020 - present)

Mechanical Engineering Intern, Extreme Environment Robotics Group, JPL (Summer 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019)