Ezinne Uzo-Okuro is a 16-year career civil servant at NASA, with expertise in spacecraft systems and cross-functional leadership. She has contributed to Cassini, ELC, Orion/EFT-1, GPM, NICER and TESS spacecraft missions and several CubeSat projects, and managed multimillion dollar space communications programs. She holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and two M.S. in Space Systems and Space Robotics from Johns Hopkins University and MIT respectively. She was a 2018 Presidential Leadership Scholar, and is a Harvard Kennedy School Dubin Fellow, an MIT Legatum Fellow and a Council on Foreign Relations Term Member. The views/opinions expressed are those of the author and do not reflect the official policy or position of NASA or the U.S. Government.