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WISE Inspirations Network at Stanford (WINS) Speaker Series: Ellen Ochoa

Monday, October 22, 2018 -
4:30pm to 6:30pm

Learn from other changemakers in STEM, and build your professional and academic network at WINS. The WISE Inspirations Network at Stanford (WINS) provides you the opportunity to engage with a diverse array of stand-out women in science and engineering, and connect with potential mentors, peers, and other colleagues.

The Fall 2018 WINS will feature Ellen Ochoa, PhD.

Ellen Ochoa served as the Director of NASA’s Johnson Space Center, leading the human space flight enterprise for the nation. The first Latina in space on the shuttle Discovery, she has flown in space four times, leading onboard scientific activities, operating the robotic arm, and serving as flight engineer during the launch, rendezvous, and entry phases of the mission. She earned Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering at Stanford, following a B.S. in Physics from San Diego State University. A former Stanford trustee, Dr. Ochoa currently provides executive guidance and board service for a variety of organizations. 
For the event, Ellen Ochoa will be in dicussion with Elizabeth Hadly, Paul S. and Billie Achilles Professor in Environmental Biology, Faculty Director of Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve, Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment, Senior Fellow at the Stanford Center for Innovation in Global Health, and Professor, by courtesy, of Geological Sciences.
Elizabeth Hadly first became interested in understanding dynamics of the natural world after exploring the Smithsonian Institution and wild lands in the west as a child. Her research on the past, present and future environmental impacts on the ecology and evolution of animals has taken her from the arctic to the tropics and from sea level to the alpine of the Americas, Asia, and Africa. Professor Hadly and her lab use a myriad of laboratory and field tools including molecular genetics, fossils, isotopes, modeling, and animal population dynamics, and are committed to communicating to the public about global change. She is the co-author of Tipping Point for Planet Earth: How Close Are We to the Edge? with Tony Barnosky in 2016.
Leadership Dinner Opportunity
If you are interested in a more intimate conversation with Dr. Ochoa over dinner, she will also be our guest at the Leadership Dinner the following evening, Tuesday, October 23 at 5:30 PM. More information and application can be found here.


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