NASA Names Deputy Associate Administrator for Education

Press Release From: NASA HQ
Posted: Friday, January 24, 2003

Glenn Mahone/Doc Mirelson
Headquarters, Washington
(Phone: 202/358-1898/1600)

NASA Deputy Administrator Frederick Gregory today announced the appointment of Angela Phillips Diaz as Deputy Associate Administrator for Education. Diaz had previously served as Assistant Associate Administrator for Policy & Plans in the Office of Space Flight at NASA Headquarters.

"With her intimate knowledge of NASA's many diverse programs, her experience and management skills, Angela will be a key member of our education team, " Gregory said.

As the Deputy Associate Administrator for Education, Diaz will share the responsibility to ensure NASA goals to motivate students to pursue careers in science, math, and engineering are realized.

NASA Associate Administrator for the Office of Education, Dr. Adena Williams Loston, said," I am very pleased to have Angela as part of this team. She brings a wealth of experience, talent and vigor that will support the Office of Education vision."

Diaz previously served as the Human Space Flight & Research Division Director in the NASA Office of External Relations. She has provided policy guidance and negotiated agreements for human space flight, life and microgravity sciences and applications programs. She was the lead negotiator for agreements with Canada, Europe, Japan and Russia for the International Space Station Crew Code of Conduct.

She served for four years as the Executive Secretary for the National Science and Technology Council and the President's committee of advisors on science and technology at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. Prior to the White House appointment, Diaz held a number of increasingly responsible management positions at NASA Headquarters in the areas of science and technology policy, education, external relations, legislative affairs and program support.

Diaz received her Bachelors and Masters of Business Administration degrees from Marymount University, Va. She is a graduate of the Advanced Management Program at the Harvard University Business School, and she is a Senior Executive Fellow of the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.

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