James Williams graduated with a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in December 2015 and received his M.S. in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2018. He was employed at Raytheon Missile Systems before joining Dr. Putnam’s group to assist with the production of the SASSI² flight project. His Ph.D. research focuses on developing a six-degree-of-freedom linear covariance analysis capability for guided Mars landing systems. In his free time, he enjoys working on personal projects and training for triathalons. James is from Lyndon, Vermont.