22 in ’22: Shelia Nash-Stevenson

Meet the Alabama women propelling the tech scene

When Shelia Nash-Stevenson earned her doctoral degree in physics from Alabama A&M University, she became the first African American female from Alabama and one of fewer than 20 African American females in the country to do so. Since then, her meteoric career has included working for several tech companies, as well as for the U.S. Army Ballistic Missile Defense Systems Command. Today, she is an engineer at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville in the Science and Technology Office, Science Research and Projects Division, where she manages earth and space science instrument and technology development projects.

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