Elaine Ho

Elaine Ho is NASA’s Chief Diversity Officer. In this role, she provides executive leadership over diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA) policy and programs for the entire NASA workforce. Elaine is a long-time public servant who has remained connected to DEIA throughout her career. Her previous roles include serving as the Deputy Director for NASA’s Office of STEM Engagement, and the Chief Diversity Officer at other federal agencies. She’s held several positions in the White House, including Senior Policy Advisor for Michelle Obama’s Let Girls Learn initiative, Chief of Staff of the United States Digital Service, Deputy Chief of Staff in the Office of Science and Technology Policy, and most recently returned in 2022 from the Office of the Vice President’s National Space Council where she served as Director of the Space STEM policy. Elaine started her career in the active duty Air Force, and continues to serve as a Colonel and attorney in the Air Force Reserves JAG Corps.


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