“As the first female chief scientist at NASA, I learned to be confident in taking a different journey than those before me, and being true to the scientific vision I believed would be best for the future of the space agency. I brought scientists to Headquarters to talk with the NASA Administrator about what was on the horizon of discovery.” – With members of the Advisory Council for Women at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. I spoke to the group about my life, career and what NSF is doing to increase women and minorities in science.

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