Astronaut, MD, NASA
Mae Jemison leads 100 Year Starship, an initiative seed-funded by DARPA to assure the capability for human interstellar space travel within 100 years, and is founder of the technology-consulting firm The Jemison Group. As a NASA astronaut, she was the first woman of color to go into space, flying aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour in 1992. Jemison also founded the international science camp The Earth We Share for teens, founded and chairs the Dorothy Jemison Foundation for Excellence, was an environmental studies professor at Dartmouth College, and was professor at large at Cornell University. Early in her career, she was Peace Corps Medical Officer and general practice doctor in Los Angeles.