Ellen Ochoa

Ellen Ochoa | PepTalk Expert Speaker
Ellen Ochoa | PepTalk Expert Speaker
Speaker, First Female Hispanic Astronaut And Former Director Of NASA Space Center
Gain valuable insights from a pioneering astronaut and leader in change management with Ellen Ochoa, speaker, astronaut, and Director of NASA's Johnson Space Centre.
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Ellen Ochoa | Speaker Biography

First female Hispanic astronaut
11th Director of NASA's Johnson Space Center
Co-inventor of optical/digital image processing patents

Ellen Ochoa, the first female Hispanic astronaut, is a highly accomplished and inspiring individual. She has spent 41 days in space, successfully completing all mission objectives during her four Space Shuttle flights. With a background in aerospace operations and management, Ellen is now available to speak at various events, sharing insights from her illustrious career. She holds a BS in Physics, an MS, and a PhD in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University. Ellen began her career at Sandia National Laboratories, where she co-invented two patents for hybrid optical/digital image processing systems. She later joined NASA as a Branch Chief and went on to become an astronaut. Ellen's remarkable contributions have been documented in multiple books. As the 11th Director of NASA's Johnson Space Centre, she demonstrated her expertise in change management, advancing human spaceflight. Ellen has been recognized for her achievements, having been inducted into the Astronaut Hall of Fame and the National Academy of Engineering. She is also a Fellow of several prestigious organizations. In addition to her space-related accomplishments, Ellen serves on the boards of Fortune 1000 companies and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. She is available as a speaker for events focused on innovation, technology, diversity and inclusion, and business management.

Why Should You Book Ellen Ochoa?

Ellen brings unparalleled insights from her groundbreaking career as the first female Hispanic astronaut and a leader in space exploration, offering unique perspectives on innovation, resilience, and leadership. Her extensive experience in managing complex aerospace operations and promoting diversity in STEM fields can inspire and transform your team or business. Booking Ellen as a speaker will not only motivate your audience but also provide them with actionable strategies for success in challenging environments.

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