Tuesday
Oct 06
2020
Clinton Presidential Center

Bridge Builders: An Inspiring Conversation with Dr. Ellen Ochoa

Virtual Conversation

Join us on October 6 as we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with a special Bridge Builders conversation with Dr. Ellen Ochoa, who was the first Latina to go to space when she flew on a nine-day mission aboard the shuttle Discovery in 1993. Dr. Ochoa was also the director of NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, from 2013 until her retirement in May 2018.

The conversation will be moderated by Maria Echaveste, president and CEO of the Opportunity Institute and former assistant to the President and deputy chief of staff for President Clinton from 1998 to 2001. The two will discuss Dr. Ochoa's historic career and how to ensure more women and minorities are represented in STEM fields. 

Bridge Builders: An Inspiring Conversation with Dr. Ellen Ochoa
Tuesday, October 6, 2020 | 6:30 p.m. CT
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Ellen Ochoa was the director of NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, from 2013 until her retirement in May 2018.  She became the first Latina to go to space when she flew on a nine-day mission aboard the shuttle Discovery in 1993. She has flown in space four times, logging nearly 1,000 hours. She currently serves on several boards including as chair of the National Science Board, and as a director for Service Corporation International, Mutual of America, and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation.  Prior to her astronaut career, Dr. Ochoa was a research engineer and holds three patents for optical systems. She received a B.S. in Physics from San Diego State University, and both an M.S. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University. She is honored to have six schools named for her and has been inducted into the Astronaut Hall of Fame, the California Hall of Fame, and the International Air & Space Hall of Fame.  

 

About Bridge Builders
President Clinton said, “In the end, all that matters is the builders. And after the builders are forgotten, all that remains are the ripples of what they’ve built.” Bridge Builders will present the stories of distinguished change makers, thought leaders, and influencers. This programming series is presented by the Clinton Foundation and sponsored by Coulson Oil.

Each conversation will allow our compelling speakers to share their insightful perspectives; name pivotal moments that inspired them  and why; and offer first-hand accounts of the moments that shaped their lives and, in many cases, the course of history. The conclusion of each conversation will include a call to action, a charge to each person in attendance to learn more or do something that adds to the bridge that, together, we are building to the future. 

UPCOMING BRIDGE BUILDERS CONVERSATIONS:
Bridge Builders: An Inspiring Conversation with Dr. David Satcher
October 19, 2020 | 6:30 p.m. CT


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