Deborah J. Callender, LCDR, USN

callender-deborahTitle: Physical Scientist
Company: Naval Oceanographic Office
Location: Carriere, MS United States

Renowned for her professional prowess, Deborah Callender is currently working as the physical scientist for the Naval Oceanographic Office at the Stennis Space Center in Mississippi. In this position, she serves as the executive manager of sub-bottom profile studies for marine seafloor geology, and is an expert in oceanographic data collection and analysis. She is also a trainee for an executive leadership program with the U.S. Navy Senior Executive Service.

To prepare for her career, Ms. Callender obtained a Bachelor of Arts in English, a Master of Business in engineering technology, a Master of Arts in computer visualization, and a Master of Science in science technology, 3-D visualization, and animation. Despite the challenges she has faced as a woman in a male-dominated field, she is very proud of the work she has accomplished in her career thus far. Moving forward, she wants to develop a multi-million dollar specialized contract for her division. She also sees herself returning to school to pursue an education in marine biology.

Ms. Callender believes that her greatest strength lies in her writing and editing skills. She is also very organized and has strong GI and communication skills. True to her industry and profession, she is most inspired by the marvel that is planet Earth. She is a member of the American Association of Geographers, the American Geophysical Union and the American Meteorological Society.

Looking to the future, Ms. Callender wants to be remembered as a friendly, sociable and supportive person who was able to make an impact on people. In her spare time, she volunteers her time teaching dance, jazz and tap. She also enjoys spending time with her husband and riding on his motorcycle, as well as watching old movies, reading and doing puzzles.

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