👶 Saint Petersburg, Russia
🎒 BFA, Film Video New Media, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
📈 Deputy Lead of the Ops Lab, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Sasha Samochina is the Deputy Lead of the Ops Lab at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, CA. She joined the team at JPL after working in New York in the fields of video and web development and in Chicago where she was a Media Producer at The Field Museum of Natural History. After dreaming up words, GIFs and videos for @NASAJPL, @MarsCuriosity and other JPL social media channels, she was inspired to explore the world of 360 video and VR and AR. Through Sasha’s visualization skills, she pioneered the very first 360° video release on social media for NASA. Sasha helps create web and mixed reality experiences to aid scientists, engineers, and astronauts in transforming their workflow, and leverages that same experiential technology to educate and inspire the public to engage in STEAM. She loves all things digital, animal, sound-emitting, cosmic and views the world through XR-colored glasses.