Lesa Roe

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Lesa Roe
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Deputy Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration [1]
Assumed office
January 20, 2017
President Donald Trump
Preceded by Dava Newman
Deputy Associate Administrator of National Aeronautics and Space Administration [2]
Assumed office
May 2014
President Barack Obama
Donald Trump
Director of the Langley Research Center
In office
October 3, 2005 – April 28, 2014
President George W. Bush
Barack Obama
Preceded by Roy D. Bridges
Succeeded by Stephen G. Jurczyk
Personal details
Born USA
Alma mater University of Florida
University of Central Florida
Profession Engineer

Lesa B. Roe is an American aerospace engineer who is currently serving as the Acting Deputy Administrator of NASA. Roe is also the Deputy Associate Administrator of NASA, being in role since May 2014. Roe has also served as the Director of NASA Langley Research Center from 2005 to 2014. She previously served as the center's Deputy Director from June 2004 until being named Director in October 2005.[3]

She received her bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the University of Florida, and her master's degree in electrical engineering from the University of Central Florida. Roe is the first female Director of NASA’s Langley Research Center. She has worked for NASA since 1987.[3]