Undergraduate Institution: Xavier University (Louisiana) (HBCU), Cleveland State University
Graduate Institution: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Photo Credit: NASA
Mrs. Annie Easley began her academic career pursuing an undergraduate degree in pharmacy. However, after moving to Cleveland, Ohio, she began working as a computer at the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA), the predecessor to NASA. She later learned programming languages to study energy-conversion systems, including alternative power technology (including the technology used in the first hybrid vehicles).