- Press Release
- August 16, 2022
President Obama Announces More Key Administration Posts (NASA Excerpt About Ellen Ochoa)
Dr. Ellen Ochoa, Appointee for Member, National Science Board, National Science Foundation
Dr. Ellen Ochoa serves as the Director of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center, a position she has held since 2013. Previously, Dr. Ochoa served as Deputy Director of the Johnson Space Center from 2007 to 2012. Prior to that, she was the Deputy Director and Director of Flight Crew Operations for the Johnson Space Center from 2002 to 2007. From 1990 to 2007, Dr. Ochoa was an Astronaut at the Johnson Space Center and was the first Latina to travel to space. She also served as a Branch Chief and Group Lead at the NASA Ames Research Center from 1988 to 1990. Dr. Ochoa began her career as a member of the technical staff for Sandia National Laboratories from 1985 to 1988. She served as a member on the Stanford University Board of Trustees from 1999 to 2009. Dr. Ochoa holds a B.S. from San Diego State University, and an M.S. and Ph.D. from Stanford University.