Sandy Pitzak is an aerospace engineer who spent over a decade working for various companies in the industry doing design, analysis, and operations of civil & commercial, manned & unmanned spacecraft before starting her own independent subcontracting business. Sandy's experience includes space situational awareness, orbital mechanics, systems engineering, electrical power systems, and environmental control & life support systems.
As an undergraduate, Sandy served first as corresponding secretary, then as president of the Colorado Beta chapter. Upon graduation with her BS/MS in aerospace engineering in May 2001, she was elected to the advisory board, becoming chief advisor in 2003. In this role, she helped Colorado Beta host the Tau Beta Pi National Convention in 2006. She is also a director of the Front Range Alumni Chapter, acting as liaison between the alumni and student chapters.
In her spare time, Sandy enjoys reading and watching programs about science, science-fiction, and fantasy. She can often be found riding her bike around Boulder or walking her pet dingo. Other hobbies include knitting, sewing, and personal finance. Feel free to contact Sandy with questions about Tau Beta Pi, anything space-related, life after college, etc.