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Wall of Fame

Michelle Thaller

Class Of: 1988
Inducted In: 2002

Dr. Michelle Thaller is currently a senior astrophysicist and manager at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the California Institute of Technology. She also directs the Office of Education and Public Outreach for the SIRF mission, due to launch from Cape Canaveral in January, 2003. Michelle is also still an active researcher and has published more than 14 scientific articles in the world’s top professional journals. She is also a nationally distributed science writer with a bi-monthly column in the Christian Science Monitor and several articles published in Mercury Magazine. A sought after public speaker, Michelle often appears on NASA TV and on web-casts from the JPL. She also takes several weeks each year to travel the country on NASA-sponsored speaking tours

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