Sharon Wong is the Special Assistant for Diversity at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) in Greenbelt, Maryland, where she leads the diversity efforts to effect full utilization of the diverse workforce. Prior to this, she worked as the Software Integration and Test Engineer on the Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS) Core System (ECS) Integration and Test program at GSFC. Ms. Wong has been with NASA for over 20 years, transferring in August 1998 to GSFC from the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Florida where she served as Lead Software Integration engineer. Ms. Wong also spent two years at NASA Headquarters in the Office of Space Flight working on Strategic Planning and Outreach for the Human Exploration and Development of Space Enterprise (including the Space Shuttle and International Space Station Programs).
Ms. Wong’s work assignments include serving as the Asian Pacific American (APA) Program Manager at NASA-KSC, and serving on the NASA-KSC Diversity Policy Council. Ms. Wong has received the NASA-KSC Equal Opportunity Award, the Astronaut Silver Snoopy Award, and an Outstanding Leadership Award from NASA/GSFC.
Ms. Wong has strong interest in women’s issues and was a Commissioner on the State of Maryland Commission for Women. She is also a lifetime member of both the Federally Employed Women (FEW) and Blacks in Government (BIG).
Ms. Wong is currently the Chair of the Asian American Government Executives Network (AAGEN), an organization of senior APAs in government. She is the National Vice President for Education and Culture for the OCA, a national advocacy organization dedicated to advancing the social, political and economic well-being of Asian Pacific Americans in the United States, and a Past President of the Greater Washington, DC chapter of OCA. She is a Past President of the Federal Asian Pacific American Council (FAPAC), and the first President to serve more than one term. Ms. Wong holds leadership positions in other organizations that work to improve the lives of APAs and to increase participation of APAs in civic and public service.
Ms. Wong received her B.S. in Physics from Wheeling College in West Virginia and her M.S. in Engineering Systems Analysis from the University of Central Florida in Orlando.
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