|Santa Monica, CA
|Willamette Univ./Stanford Univ.
Wickman is entering her second year of pro beach volleyball. She played in two FIVB tournaments in 1998, and also played three tours with Athletes in Action. Wickman received her BA degree in Political Science magna cum laude from Williamette University in Salem, Oregon. She later received a Master's degree in Aero/Astro Engineering, as well as a doctoral degree in Biomechanical Engineering from Stanford University. While at Stanford, Wickman worked at Lockheed Martin Missiles and Space in Sunnyvale, California, supporting NASA programs, such as the Hubble Space Telescope and International Space Station. After becoming SCUBA and spacesuit qualified, she performed as a test astronaut in over 400 hours of water tank and flight simulations. She also completed parachute training and earned her FAA private pilot certificate. From 1996 to 1998, Wickman worked as Director of Technology Development and Chief Research Scientist for WET Enterprises, developing, simulating, and programming the Fountains of Bellagio in Las Vegas, Nevada. She has lectured extensively around the world on satellite servicing, astronaut operations, mission planning, and space physiology issues. Wickman currently serves as Director of the Center of Research in Science at Azusa Pacific University, and works as a consultant on various human engineering and aerospace projects. Her hobbies include surfing, skiing, as well as singing with a couple of Christian music groups.
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