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Ellen Ochoa
Independent  

Occupation
  • Former Director of NASA Johnson Space Center (2018)
Prior Business Experience
  • Government Executive, Astronaut at NASA Johnson Space Center (1990-2012); first Hispanic female astronaut with nearly 1,000 hours in space
  • Branch Chief and research engineer, NASA Ames Research Center (1988-1990), led a group working primarily on optical systems for automated space exploration
  • Researcher, Sandia National Laboratories (1985-1988), investigated optical systems for performing information processing
Other Positions
  • Member, Board of Directors, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
  • Member, National Science Board
  • Chair, Nomination Committee, National Medal of Technology & Innovation
  • Fellow, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • Member, Board of Directors, Mutual of America
  • Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • Director Emerita, former Vice Chair, Manned Space Flight Education Foundation
  • Former Board of Trustees, Stanford University
Education
  • San Diego State University
  • MS, PhD (Electrical Engineering), Stanford University