Leadership in Space and Science: A Conversation with Dr. Ellen Ochoa 


Thursday, October 29, 2020, 1:30pm to 2:30pm


Virtual Event

Ellen Ochoa, Astronaut; Director, Johnson Space Center (2013-2018); Hauser Leader, CPL
Moderator: Ezinne Uzo-Okoro MC/MPA 2021, CPL Dubin Fellow


As an astronaut, Dr. Ochoa spent over 900 hours suspended above the earth, running vital experiments in the name of scientific and human advancement. Upon returning to civilian life, she rose to lead and direct the Johnson Space Center for five years before retiring in 2018; she now chairs the National Science Board. Join Dr. Ochoa for a presentation detailing her space adventures and leadership journey, after which she’ll take questions from the audience. 

Dr. Ochoa is a Hauser Leader at the Center for Public Leadership. She spent 30 years at NASA, as an engineer, astronaut, and Director of the Johnson Space Center from 2013-2018. Currently, she chairs the National Science Board among other board positions. Full bio

This event is open to the public. It will be recorded and may be posted to CPL's social media channels. Attendees must register for these events using the registration links above. Persons with disabilities who wish to request accommodation or who have questions about access, please contact hauser_leaders@hks.harvard.edu in advance of the session.

See also: Hauser Leaders