Monday, October 22, 2018
4:30 - 6:30 pm (please plan to arrive between 4:15 and 4:30, because this program will start promptly at 4:30)
Faculty Club Main Dining Room
Ellen Ochoa served as the Director of NASA’s Johnson Space Center, leading the human space flight enterprise for the nation. The first Latina in space on the shuttle Discovery, she has flown in space four times, leading onboard scientific activities, operating the robotic arm, and serving as flight engineer during the launch, rendezvous, and entry phases of the mission. She earned Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering at Stanford, following a B.S. in Physics from San Diego State University. A former Stanford trustee, Dr. Ochoa currently provides executive guidance and board service for a variety of organizations.
Dr. Ochoa will be introduced at this program by Vice Provost for Graduate Education and Postdoctoral Affairs and Professor of Education Patricia Gumport, and will engage in a conversation with Elizabeth Hadly, Paul S. and Billie Achilles Professor in Environmental Biology, Faculty Director of Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve, Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment, Senior Fellow at the Stanford Center for Innovation in Global Health, and Professor, by courtesy, of Geological Sciences, a powerful trio of leaders.