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Keiana Samoy


4800 Oak Grove Drive

Pasadena, CA 91109


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3417 - Business Operations

Keiana Samoy

Business Analyst


Keiana Samoy is a Business Analyst at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), where she works on generating data-driven insights for the Mobility and Robotic Systems Section. Her work focuses on business administration, operations, financial analysis, budgeting, and reporting.

In addition to her business efforts, Keiana is a passionate advocate about expanding opportunities to underserved and underrepresented communities in STEM. She serves on the employee engagement and the DEIA (diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility) committees.


  • M.S. Analytics, Georgia Institute of Technology (Present)
  • B.S. Business Analytics & Honors in Business, California State University, Northridge (2023)

Professional Experience

  • NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA - June 2022 to Present
    • Business Analyst (Mobility & Robotics, May 2023 to Present)
    • Year-round Business Operations Intern (Mobility & Robotics, August 2022 to May 2023)
    • Summer Business Operations Intern (Autonomous Systems Division, June 2022 to August 2022)
  • Research Fellow - Autonomy Research Center for STEAHM, Northridge, CA - January 2022 to May 2023

Research Interests

  • Business Intelligence
  • Data Science & Visualization
  • Statistical Analysis


  • JPL Team Award - JPL Holiday Party, December 2023
    • For exceptional planning and execution of the inaugural JPL "Holiday on the Arroyo" party.
  • JPL Team Award - Special Events 3417 Business Team, September 2023
    • For hosting and providing logistical support for two high visibility events (DARPA NOMAD and DARTS) with over 120 attendees from JPL, government agencies, and guests from around the world.
  • 347 NOVA Award - Space Camp, August 2023
    • For designing and successfully executing the section's pilot run of Space Camp by engaging 90+ interns, guiding small group discussions, and participating on panels.


  1. K. Samoy, K. Molapisi, J. Tolchinsky, J. Keller, and M. Zuniga, "Tooktake – Undergraduate Feasibility – Comprehensive Experiential Learning Project of the Year," 2024 Small Business Institute Conference, Orlando, Florida, USA, 12 April 2024.
  1. J. Carillo, K. Samoy, O. Hernandez, C. Ness, E. Morchy, and B. Melee, "Assistive Robotics Exo Skeleton (ARES)," ARCS & NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center Research Poster Presentation, Edwards, CA, USA, 06 October 2022.
  2. K. Samoy, "STEAHM Bubble: The Moon Comes to CSUN," ARCS & NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Research Poster Presentation, La Cañada Flintridge, CA, USA, 01 June 2022.
  3. S. Mikaelian, J. Carillo, and K. Samoy, "Design and Evaluation of Expandable Variable-Autonomy Architecture’s (EVAA) Intent Manager Interface for Improved Human-Autonomy Teaming," ARCS & NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Research Poster Presentation, La Cañada Flintridge, CA, USA, 01 June 2022.
  4. K. Samoy and S. de Castro, "Increasing Engagement for ARCS Through Public Relations and Communications," ARCS Liftoff, Northridge, CA, USA, 07 April 2022.
  5. M. Sawant, D. Bell, J. Zhu, N. Kumari, F. Arif, and K. Samoy, "Workers and Technology Together (WATT)," ARCS Liftoff, Northridge, CA, USA, 07 April 2022.