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Women's History Month: Mae Jamison

Being the first black woman to go into space certainly makes Mae Jemison one of the most inspirational and adventurous black women who changed history. She’s a physician who volunteered with the Peace Corps before joining NASA, and has since founded the Dorothy Jemison Foundation for excellence, which brings science education to children.


She is a dance and holds nine honorary doctorates in science, engineering, letters and humanities.

To me, she is an inspiration for young girls and women pursuing STEM subjects and breaking the barriers in engineering and science!