Michelle Ferebee

Director (Acting), Office of Strategic Analyses, Communications and Business Development (OSACB), NASA Langley Research Center

Michelle is a 39-year researcher, currently the Deputy Director of the Strategic Partnerships Office (SPO) at NASA Langley Research Center. SPO is responsible for advancing partnerships with industry, academia, and other government agencies, and leading our technology transfer and Small Business Innovation Research programs.  Michelle has served as the Deputy Director for Strategy in the Aeronautics Research Directorate at NASA Langley Research Center. In this position, she aligned and advocated the use of Langley's research assets to potential partners from academia and industry to advance fundamental research in support of NASA's aeronautics strategy.

Michelle moved out of research for a couple of years to serve as the Agency’s Program Manager for the Aerospace Education Services Project, which provided a wide variety of STEM education services for educators and students from kindergarten to graduate school. She is author and co-author of many technical publications and has presented her research at national and international conferences. Michelle has received several NASA awards including NASA’s Exceptional Achievement Medal. Throughout her career, Michelle has mentored students of all ages, as well as early career NASA employees. She is also involved in many organizations throughout the community. Michelle is a former Councilwoman for the city of Hampton, VA. She graduated from the College of William and Mary with a BS in Mathematics. Michelle and her husband Melvin have 3 children and 6 grandchildren.


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