Brittany Gay, a four-year resident of Mitchellville, Maryland, is a civil servant aerospace engineer for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC), executing frequent data analyses for satellite and telecommunications systems. In addition to her engineering duties at NASA GSFC, she performs various outreach activities around Prince George’s County by speaking about her career and engaging students with science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) activities to alert them to the numerous related internships, programs, and careers. Her passion for educating youth is so strong that after work she instructs all math levels at Kumon Learning Center of Bowie.
Aside from her career and student engagements, Gay is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Psi Epsilon Omega graduate chapter. She is involved in many efforts with her chapter ranging from domestic violence symposiums, heart disease awareness, providing items for the homeless, sick, and shut in, and inspiring young women to become future leaders of America.
A native of Stone Mountain, Georgia, Gay received a bachelor of science degree in aerospace science engineering from Tuskegee University in 2010. As a result of her excellence in her career and educational STEM outreach, NASA GSFC is funding her to pursue a master of science degree in space systems engineering at Johns Hopkins University beginning January 2015.