Wanda Diaz-Merced

Astronomy is often considered a visible field of study, even though much of what is observed is outside the visible spectrum. By helping to develop the use of sonification as part of the study of astronomical objects Dr. Wanda Diaz-Merced not only carved out her own place in the field but is also an advocate for others with disabilities being part of the scientific community as well.

Antonia Novello

Dr. Antonia Novello was appointed Surgeon General of the United States in 1990, becoming the first woman and first Hispanic to serve in that role.

Vanessa Aponte

Dr. Vanessa Aponte has used a systems engineering approach to bridge her interests in chemical engineering and space travel.