An African-American leader at NASA says education is the key to fulfilling personal dreams. Ruth Jones ,who oversees safety and mission assurance at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Alabama, says pursue what you want and don’t take “no” for an answer. Jones gave the keynote address during the 11th annual Great Lakes Bay Regional Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration at Saginaw Valley State University.
Her accomplishments include being the first woman to receive a bachelor’s degree in physics from the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. Jones then became the first African-American woman to earn a Ph.D in physics in the state of Alabama, by graduating from Alabama A & M.