September 13, 2018
Birmingham, Ala. – U.S. Senator Doug Jones today released the following statement congratulating Jody Singer on being named the new Director of NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center:
“A proud Hartselle, Alabama native and University of Alabama graduate, Jody has served at NASA for more than three decades and has gained the skills needed to take the Marshall Space Flight Center to the next level. I am confident she is the right person for the job, which comes at a time when space travel and security are increasingly gaining national attention. Her appointment as the first woman in this important position is historic and will also serve as an inspiration to young women who are thinking about careers in the STEM field. Her deep knowledge of the subject matter, proven leadership skills as acting director, and strong ties to Alabama will serve her well as she officially takes the reins at Marshall and further bolsters its reputation as a leader in spaceflight, research, and exploration.”
Read Director Singer’s full biography here.