Vickie L. Kloeris recently retired from NASA where she worked in space food systems for a total of 33 years. Her last position was manager of the International Space Station Food System. In this position she served as technical manager for the NASA contract that produces food for the International Space Station (ISS) crews.
Ms. Kloeris holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology from Texas A&M University and a Master of Science degree in Food Science and Technology, also from Texas A&M.
She began her career at NASA in 1985 as a contractor working on space food systems. She became a NASA employee in 1989 and has 29 years of experience as a civil servant manager of space food systems including both the Shuttle and the International Space Station.
She has authored and co-authored numerous publications regarding space food and has received several awards including the Johnson Space Center Director’s Commendation Award and has twice received the NASA Exceptional Service Medal. She was recently given an Outstanding Alumni Award by the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at her alma mater, Texas A&M University. Ms. Kloeris is a member of the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), the professional organization for food scientists, and has obtained their designation of Certified Food Scientist. She was recently elected to the Board of Directors of IFT for a 3 year term that began in September of 2017.