Sabrina Gilmore (Class of 2010)
Sabrina Gilmore is an engineer and astronaut trainer with NASA. She is also a Spacewalk and Spacesuit Systems Specialist. Her work involves training astronauts for spacewalks and teaching them the mechanisms of airlocks along with the software and hardware associated with airlocks. She has also contributed to several innovations including developing MP3 players for astronauts to use during spaceflights, and developing flight and operational procedures for repair techniques of spaceflights. She has also conducted research and developed samples of food, particularly samples of meat, vegetables, and juices for consumption in space.
She is the founder of NASA Everest Treks; she leads hiking expeditions to remote Himalayan mountains and also conducts medical care and education outreach in underserved areas. She is the founder and executive director of DUNK IT! which uses sports culture to foster education on humanitarian crises. Sabrina is a graduate of a national leadership development program called NASA FIRST (Foundations of Influence, Relationships, Success, and Teamwork). She was also the recipient of a Rotary International Foundation scholarship for the Egypt Group Study Exchange. In this role, she has motivated and mentored female engineering students. Sabrina also mentors graduating seniors at the American University of Afghanistan in Kabul. She serves on the young professional’s advisory board for the Houston World Affairs Council.