Joining us this Friday as our featured speaker was Dr. Kathryn Sullivan.   
Kathy was one of the first six women to join NASA’s astronaut corps in 1978 and holds the distinction of being the first American woman to walk in space. Her submersible dive to the Challenger Deep in June of 2020 made her a triple Guinness World Record holder, as the most
vertical person in the world, the first person to both orbit the planet and reach its deepest point, and the first woman to dive the full ocean depth.
Sullivan has held a variety of senior executive and advisory positions since leaving NASA, the most recent of which is her September 2021 appointment by President Biden to the President’s Council of Advisers on Science and Technology.  She serves on the boards of International Paper, Accenture Federal Services, Terra Alpha Investments and the National Audubon Society. She is also a Senior Fellow at the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies and Ambassador-at-Large for the Smithsonian Institution’s National Air and Space Museum.

Dr. Sullivan earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Earth Sciences from University of California at Santa Cruz and a Ph.D. in Geology from Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia. 

She is the author of the children’s book To the Stars! (Charlesbridge Press, 2016) and Handprints on Hubble, An Astronaut’s Story of Invention (MIT Press, 2019)
To learn more about Kathy, see her bio on wikipedia or her website or join her on her Podcast online or on Audible: