Padua Academy's 2019 Dinner in Honor of Women's Achievement Honoree was astronaut Dr. Peggy Whitson.
Dr. Whitson was the first woman to command the International Space Station and spent more time in space than any other American. She advocates for a strong STEM education, especially for young women.
Dr. Whitson continues to conduct research in fields such as engineering, medicine, artificial intelligence, and more. In 2018, she was named one of TIME Magazine’s Most Influential People.
Other impressive appearances from Dr. Whitson include her cover photo on National Geographic Magazine, and her feature on the National Geographic series, One Strange Rock.