Degree(s): Chemical Engineering
Undergraduate Institution: Stanford University
Graduate Institution: Cornell University
Photo Credit: NASA
Dr. Mae Jemison is a physician and astronaut. In 1987, she became the first Black woman admitted to the NASA astronaut training program. In 1992, she became the first Black woman in space, aboard the Endeavour.
Fun Fact: Dr. Jemison has enjoyed a passion for dancing since childhood. Prior to her career with NASA, she served in the Peace Corps in Liberia and Sierra Leone.