Gaby Dunn on Dr. Christine Darden
Dr. Christine Darden started as a “human computer” at NASA, fighting sexism and racism to advance as a leader, building a 40-year career there. Hear influencer and New York Times best-seller Gaby Dunn tell Darden’s story, reminding us what can happen when you advocate for yourself.
Director: Julie Hébert
DP: Sevdije Kastrati
Editor: Gabriela Zamora
Sound: Nancy Kwon
Mix: Daniel Raphael
Producer: Courtney Graham
Associate Producer: Cara Harrington
WRITER / COMEDIAN
Gaby Dunn is a writer, comedian, actress, and YouTuber living in Los Angeles. Her 2017 young adult novel I HATE EVERYONE BUT YOU was a NYT Best-seller. Her financial podcast BAD WITH MONEY will be a book in Fall 2018. She can be found on YouTube at Just Between Us.
Photo Credit: Robin Roemer
Dr. Christine Darden
MATHEMATICIAN / AEROSPACE ENGINEER
Dr. Christine Darden is a mathematician and aerospace engineer who left teaching to become a data analyst for NASA at its Langley Research Center. In 1973, Darden was promoted to the position of aerospace engineer; in 1989, she was appointed as the technical leader of NASA’s Sonic Boom Group where she was responsible for developing the sonic boom research program internally at NASA. In 1994, Darden became the deputy program manager of The TU-144 Experiments Program; in 1999, she was appointed as the director in the Program Management Office of the Aerospace Performing Center at Langley Research Center. In March 2007, Darden retired from NASA as Director of the Office of Strategic Communication and Education.
Photos of Dr. Christine Darden by NASA.