Staff

 

 Esther Allen

 Assistant to Professor Barrett and Dr. Belobaba
 MIT Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 33-322
 Office Phone Number: 617.253.2727  
 eallen@mit.edu

 

 

 

 Pam Fradkin

 Assistant to Professors Balakrishnan and Odoni
 MIT Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 33-207
 Office Phone Number: 617.258.9729  
 fradkin@mit.edu

Pam Fradkin is an administrative assistant who comes to AeroAstro/MIT by way of a friend in Biological Engineering. She got her start as an all-around assistant on a large DARPA grant in BE, then worked in Resource Development, AeroAstro, and Biology as a temp following that grant’s closure, and now works full-time for the department, supporting a variety of faculty and researchers. Prior to coming to MIT, she worked for Jessica's Biscuit selling cookbooks and writing their newsletter. She has worked in assisted living and in group homes for the profoundly developmentally disabled. An avid reader, she likes nothing more than learning something new, and has an affinity for languages and the spoken word. Pam is a lifelong activist. Her hobbies include poetry, walking, and reading in crowded places.

 

 Ping Lee

 Fiscal Officer
 MIT Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 33-214
 Office Phone Number: 617.253.8964  
 pmlee@mit.edu

 

 

 

 Beata Shuster

 Assistant to Professor Hansman
 MIT Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 33-309
 Office Phone Number: 617.253.4926  
 bshuster@mit.edu

 

 

 

 Parker Vascik

 Research Scientist
 MIT Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 33-115 
 pvascik@mit.edu

Parker Vascik is a research scientist with the International Center for Air Transportation. His research focuses on the analysis of air transportation systems with current projects concerning airspace design, traffic management, and airport operations for advanced air mobility (AAM) networks. Parker's primary research interests are in systems engineering and data-driven policy making. Parker is an expert contributor to the Community Air Mobility Initiative and a member of ICAO CAEP Working Group 4. Prior to MIT, Parker worked with the NASA Unmanned Aircraft System Traffic Management (UTM) program and Rolls-Royce North America.