Christa McKelvey received her B.S. in Electrical Engineering from The Ohio State University in 2001. She obtained her M.S. in Electrical Engineering from University of Southern California while working as a Systems Engineer for Northrop Grumman Space Technology in Redondo Beach, CA. Since returning to Columbus in 2005, she has worked in various system engineering roles at Aeroflex and STAR Dynamics. She joined OSU's ElectroScience Laboratory as a Research Associate in December 2014, focusing on radar and radiometry research.