Ms. Danielle Hilliard is an Aerospace Systems Engineer and Supervisor for the Discovery Program in the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory. Her technical experience over the past 24 years has focused on the complete design and systems engineering process: concept through test primarily for ballistic missile defense programs. She has been a Program Manager, Project Manager, Technical Group Supervisor and Lead Engineer. Ms. Hilliard has received numerous Letters of Commendation form the Department of Defense and was a National 2012 Black Engineer of the Year Award Recipient. She holds a Bachelor’s in Aerospace Science Engineering and a Master’s in Information Technology.