Jennifer W. Lopez is the Commercial Innovation Technology Development Lead at the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS). As the Founding Member of NASA’s Datanaut Corps in the Technology and Open Innovation Division of the Office of the Chief Information Officer, Ms. Lopez is shaping the direction of the program inspiring future engineers, data scientists, and entrepreneurs to engage with NASA’s Open Data Portal. Ms. Lopez serves on the Advisory Council for the Physics and Astronomy Department at Johns Hopkins University; she is an Innovation Fellow of the Disruptive Foundation, and a Key Influencer for the Weizmann Institute of Science, Tomorrow Lab.
From an early age, Jennifer Lopez was passionate about science in all its forms. After being discriminated against and discouraged from pursuing a career in STEM, Lopez found her place working for the International Space Station, a symbol for the potential to overcome challenges and affect human kind in a positive way.
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