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
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