Bio & CV

Dr. Kelly Snook is a music producer, music technologist, and data sonification researcher working at the intersection of the arts, science, and technology.

She spent two decades as a NASA Research Scientist before turning her attention to music and technology full-time, moving to England to join visionary Imogen Heap as her studio manager and musical assistant. Together with Imogen and a small team, she co-created the mi.mu gloves, a powerful and flexible new gestural interface, allowing musicians to control music and visuals though movement.

She is creating a new musical platform called Concordia that explores harmony in the solar system based on the work of Johannes Kepler through interactive audiovisual immersive environments.

She owns and operates her own recording studio, It’s Not Rocket Science Studios, focusing on devotional music production. Her latest production is an album with Luke Slott called Home of Light.

Entrepreneurial Fellow

Edmund Hillary Fellowship (EHF)
Dec 2019 - Present
New Zealand


Kepler Concordia
Sep 2017 - Present
Lake Oswego, Oregon, United States

Professor of Media Arts Technology

University of Brighton
Jan 2016 - Present
Brighton, United Kingdom


Aug 2010 - Present
London, United Kingdom

Owner / Producer / Engineer

it's Not Rocket Science Studios
Jan 2001 - Present
Houston, Washington DC, London

Mi.mu Glove Specialist

Ariana Grande Tour
Feb 2015 - Oct 2015

Coordinator of General Services

Baha'i National Center UK
2013 - Feb 2015
Bahaí National Centre, London, UK


May 2013 - Dec 2014
London, United Kingdom

Director, Arts Technology Consultant

Anti-Alias Labs
Jun 2012 - Feb 2014
London, United Kingdom

Music and Technology Assistant

Imogen Heap (Megaphonic)
Apr 2010 - Jun 2013
London, United Kingdom

Research Scientist

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Nov 2009 - Feb 2011
Greenbelt, MD

Visiting Research Scientist (NASA Innovation Ambassador)

MIT Media Lab
Nov 2008 - Nov 2009
Cambridge, MA

Lunar Program Scientist

Feb 2007 - Sep 2009
NASA Headquarters

Astrophysicist, AST

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Nov 2005 - Feb 2007
Greenbelt, MD

Exploration strategic planner

NASA Headquarters
Jan 2005 - Nov 2005
Washington D.C. Metro Area

Space Scientist (AST, Planetary Studies)

NASA Johnson Space Center
Jun 2003 - Jan 2005
Houston, TX

Aerospace Engineer (AST)

NASA Johnson Space Center
Jun 2001 - Jun 2003
Houston, TX

Aerospace Engineer, AST

NASA Ames Research Center
Jun 1999 - Jun 2001
Mountain View, CA

Aerospace Engineer

Orbital Sciences Corporation
Aug 1998 - Jun 1999
Mountain View, CA

Research and Teaching Assistant

Stanford University
Oct 1991 - Jun 1998
Palo Alto, CA

Piano Teacher

Self Employed
Sep 1988 - Sep 1991
Los Angeles, CA

Aerospace Engineering Co-op Student

The Aerospace Corporation
Jan 1990 - Aug 1991
El Segundo, CA

Music Teacher

More than Music for Children
Oct 1988 - Mar 1991
Los Angeles, CA

Standford University

PH.D., Aeronautics and Astronautics
1991 - 1999
Grade: Magna cum Laude
Activities and societies: Stanford Taiko, Stanford Baha'i Association

Berklee College of Music

Music Production (online certificate program)
2006 - 2010

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Visiting Scientist, Data Sonification, Digital Fabrication
2008 - 2009
Activities and societies: How to Make Almost Anything, Fab Lab

International Space University

SSP, Summer Program in Space Studies
1996 - 1996

University of Southern California

BS, Aerospace Engineering 1988 - 1991
Grade: Summa Cum Laude
Activities and societies: Tau Beta Pi, Engineering Student Government

University of Colorado Boulder

Aerospace Engineering
1987 - 1988
Grade: A

Centaurus High School

Diploma, General
1986 - 1987
Activities and societies: Valedictorian

Delta High School

1983 - 1986

Luke Slott - Various Albums

2018 - 2022
Credits: Mixing, Editing, Additional Production, Recording, Engineering, Arranging, Composition, Layering, Creative Production, Piano, Rhodes, Sampling, Vocals
Albums: This is the Day, Home of Light, Blessed is the Spot, Gate of Heaven, Tablet of the Wondrous Maiden, Year of the Nightingale

Ramine Yazhari 'Excellence'

Credits: Mixing, Recording, Production

Kelsey Bulkin 'Hear Me Beloved'

Credits: Mixing, Additional Production

Forgetting's Remembrance

Credits: Music Production, Recording, Mixing

Liquid Science: That's Genius

Credits: Co-director, Mi.Mu Gloves

Imogen Heap 'Sparks'

All Music
Credits: Design, Engineer, Field Recording, Mixing, Pro-Tools, Studio Manager, Technical Manager, Technician

Aliens of the Deep

Credits: Additional Crew - NASA

#MTFLabs: Blockchain

Music Tech Fest Website
Aug 23, 2016

Platform options of free-flying satellites, UAVs or the International Space Station for remote sensing assessment of the littoral zone

International Journal of Remote Sensing
Nov 26, 2010

Diviner lunar radiometer observations of cold traps in the Moon's south polar region

Oct 22, 2010

Versum: Data Sonification and Visualization in 3D

Georgia Institute of Technology
Jun 1, 2010

Integrated Mission Simulation Design using Analogues for Science-driven Geological and Biological Planetary Exploration with Humans and Robots, The Geology of Mars, Ed. Mary Chapman

Cambridge University Press
Jan 1, 2007

An analysis of the precursor measurements of Mars needed to reduce the risk of the first human missions to Mars

NASA White Paper
Jun 1, 2005

Lunar Surface Reference Missions: A Description of Human and Robotic Surface Activities

NASA White Paper
Jul 1, 2003

The ultraviolet environment of Mars: biological implications past, present, and future

Aug 1, 2000

Optical properties and radiative heating effects of dust suspended in the Mars atmosphere

Stanford University
Nov 30, 1999


Vienna Declaration on Space and Human Development

United Nations
Jul 30, 1999

Outpost Science and Exploration Working Group


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