March is Women’s History Month

Ellen Ochoa (1958-present)

Ellen Ochoa is a notable American engineer who holds the honor of being the first Hispanic woman to travel space, serving on the Space Shuttle Discovery’s nine-day mission. In addition to being a former astronaut, she is also the former director of the Johnson Space Center.

“I tell students that the opportunities I had were a result of having a good educational background. Education is what allows you to stand out.”