Dr. Shari Feth has a broad technical background with over 30 years of experience from fundamental research & development to test and fielding. Her experience includes materials science, electro-magnetics, sensors, systems engineering and missile defense systems. She has been with the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) for 15 years. Prior to that, she worked in the NASA Space Architects Office and conducted fundamental scientific research at Marshall Space Flight Center. Dr. Feth joined the ranks of Senior Executives on November 26, 2018 and is currently serving as the Program Executive for Advanced Technology. In this role she is responsible for MDA’s strategic investments in new technology and alignment of that with MDA and Department of Defense priorities. Her previous positions include: Director, Science and Technology where she was responsible for the science and technology efforts across the Agency; Deputy Ballistic Missile Defense System Architect where she was responsible for analysis, guidance and planning of future missile defense capability; and the Chief Engineer of the Sensors Directorate where she was responsible for engineering MDA’s radars. She also held positions as the Chief Systems Engineer of the Sensors Directorate, the Sensors Engineering Functional Lead and as a Test Mission Manager. Dr. Feth’s earlier career included positions on a Systems Engineering Tiger Team working initial development, trade studies and requirements definition for future NASA manned and cargo vehicles, and as a research scientist for semiconductor materials development. Prior to completing her Ph.D. she worked at Idaho National Engineering Labs and Oak Ridge National Labs in optical sensing and crystal growth, respectively. She has conducted fundamental research in materials engineering, semiconductor crystal growth, in-situ monitoring, optics, non-destructive testing, and fiber optics. She received her Bachelors and Masters degrees in Electrical Engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (VA Tech) and completed her education with a Ph.D. in Materials Engineering from VA Tech in 1996. Dr. Feth grew up in Wyoming and still enjoys outdoor activities. She currently resides in Huntsville, AL with her husband.