Negar Noushkam was reappointed to the State Mining and Geology Board on February 24, 2016​. Noushkam has been senior principal engineer and space environment scientist at Orbital Sciences Corp. since 2012. She was lead space environment scientist and engineer at the Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems from 2006 to 2012 and senior project manager and engineer at Environmental Remediation Services Inc. from 2007 to 2011. Noushkam was lead photovoltaic design engineer at Northrop Grumman Space Technology from 2004 to 2006 and environmental compliance manager and lead security assessor at Hudson Marine Management Services from 2001 to 2004. She was environmental project manager and a process engineer at Exxon Mobil Oil Corporation from 1997 to 2001. Noushkam is a trustee at the Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District Board. She earned a Master of Science degree in electrical engineering from the University of Southern California.