PVAMU Alumna Recognized for Her Work at NASA

  • Shirley Holland-Hunt

Shirley Holland-Hunt (’81) is an innovator at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. She recently appeared in one of the space agency’s publications for her role as an agreements integration manager. Two years ago, she was recognized as one of NASA’s modern-day Hidden Figures.

“The most thrilling part of my job is being involved in shaping innovative ideas by supporting and assisting the team in implementing new technology. Seeing the future of space being shaped by technology and applying better solutions for space travel is exciting,” said Holland-Hunt.

The Hempstead, Texas native started her work at NASA in 2006. She says, ultimately, “The Hill” prepared her for success. “Prairie View gave me the tools to compete with any school represented in the space industry,” said Holland-Hunt. “I was prepared to face the toughest challenges, and my professors taught me to embrace my confidence and be ready to compete. I never felt inferior to students from any other schools in the nation.”

You can read Holland-Hunt’s full NASA feature here.