Balance doesn’t seem to be a concept too difficult for a rocket scientist, but striking equilibrium between her commitment to education and her desire to solve real-world problems prove to be among the top concerns for Lesa Roe. Fortunately, she was able to simultaneously work and study in UCF’s space program and currently serves as NASA’s deputy associate administrator. She continues to integrate the learning process with the implementation of logistic solutions and aims to further her education in all of her pursuits, whether working on orbiter communication systems or the Hubble Space Telescope.

Watch her video, shown at the Black & Gold Gala, to learn more about Lesa.