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2018 Poitras-Gleim: Mae Jemison


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Dr. Jemison embodies the spirit of liberal arts through her strong passion in the sciences and past experiences in the arts as a dancer. Dr. Mae C. Jemison is an American engineer, physician and NASA astronaut who became the first woman of color in the world to go into space when she flew aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour in 1992. Prior to NASA, Jemison was a Peace Corps Medical Officer in Sierra Leone and Liberia for two and a half years, overseeing the healthcare system. In addition to all her work, Dr. Jemison is a highly sought after speaker on issues of health care, social responsibility, technology and motivation. She has appeared on BBC, The McNeil Lehrer Report, ABC Nightline, NPR and CNN. Jemison will speak on the importance of the arts; reflecting on her past experiences as a dancer, the Peace Corp and her exciting career in the sciences.