Kerrick graduated from Hanks High School in El Paso, Texas. For her college degree, she transferred from the University of Texas at El Paso to get her Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science in physics from Texas Tech University. Her 1993 master's thesis was entitled Infrared deep level transient spectroscopy.
Kerrick was a summer intern at NASA in 1991, which led to first a co-op position and then full time employment as a materials research engineer with NASA in May, 1994. Kerrick interviewed for the astronaut program, but was disqualified for kidney stones. She became the first non-astronaut Capsule Communicator (Capcom), first Russian-training-integration instructor, and the first Hispanic female NASA Flight Director in 2005. She currently serves as Flight Director with NASA’s Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center. There, she creates plans for scenarios of astronauts in space. Kerrick is a member of the American Physical Society (APS).
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