Hon.

Kathryn D. Sullivan

Smithsonian Institution National Air and Space Museum
Area
Public Affairs, Business, and Administration
Specialty
Public Affairs and Public Policy
Member Since
2017

Sullivan served as the head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), in the U.S. Department of Commerce. NOAA oversees the National Weather Service, collects atmospheric observations and data, and is the lead U.S. agency for all issues relating to shorelines and oceans. In this role, she has had a major impact on environmental policy. Prior to that she led one of the nation's leading hands-on science CW museums and launched a STEM education policy center at The Ohio State University. She first became nationally known as a member of the NASA astronaut corps and the first American woman to walk in space. In March she became the 2017 Lindbergh Chair in Space History at the Smithsonian's National Air & Space Museum. 

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