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Dec 11, 2018

Hear how Christyl Johnson is leading the charge of shaping and designing NASA's missions of the future. Christyl talks about forging ahead in the male-dominated world of science and how to move past fear and the impostor syndrome to succeed. The former Executive Director of the White House's National Science and Technology Council and current Deputy Director for Technology and Research Investments at Goddard Space Center, Christyl Johnson has had a fascinating trail-blazing journey to becoming the first African-American Deputy Director at NASA. She started her career as an engineer at NASA and worked her way up, always questioning the notion of impossibility.