Entrepreneur, engineer, physician, former NASA astronaut, educator, social scientist and humanitarian, Mae Jemison, M.D. is at the forefront of integrating the physical and social sciences with art and culture to solve problems and foster innovation.
Dr. Jemison served six years as a NASA astronaut and was the first woman of color in the world to go into space aboard a joint space shuttle mission with the Japanese space agency. Founder of two technology companies, Dr. Jemison practiced medicine in Sierra Leone and Liberia and researched and designed technologies for sustainable development as an Environmental Studies Professor at Dartmouth College.
Dr. Jemison founded and currently leads 100 Year Starship® (100YSS), a nonprofit global initiative to assure that capabilities for human travel beyond our solar system to another star exist within the next 100 years while transforming life on Earth, while every step of the way enhancing life on Earth.
In 1994, Dr. Jemison founded the international science camp The Earth We Share™ (TEWS), which designs and implements STEM education experiences impacting thousands of students and hundreds of teachers worldwide.
With numerous awards, recognitions and honorary doctorates, member of the US National Academy of Medicine and an iconic figure in the world of science and space, she is also a true inspiration and role model for women and girls aspiring to pursue STEM careers, as well as an inspiration for more diversity in all fields.