Time STEM person of recorded history
- Astronaut, Researcher, and Engineer!!!
- First Hispanic Female Astronaut
- Classical Flutist
- Co-inventor of three patents
- Awarded NASA's Exceptional Service Medal & Outstanding Leadership Medal
- Bachelor of Science in Physics, Master of Science and Doctorate in Electrical Engineering
Born on May 10th, 1958 in Los Angeles, California and currently resides in Texas with her husband and two children.