Today we celebrate the many impressive achievements of Olga D. Gonzalez-Sanabria, who is currently the Director of Engineering at the NASA Glenn Research Center in Ohio. Gonzalez-Sanabria was born in Puerto Rico, where she attended university, before coming to the United States to earn her MS degree from the University of Toledo.
Prior to her current position, González-Sanabria served as Director of Engineering and Technical Services, planning, organizing, and directing a full range of integrated services including engineering, fabrication, testing, facility management, and aircraft services, and maintained overall responsibility for the Center’s Plum Brook Station in Sandusky, Ohio. She also served as Director of the Systems Management Office where she supported the development of Center level strategic processes, implementation planning, and decision guidelines for program direction and resource allocation.
González-Sanabria began her NASA career at NASA’s Glenn Research Center in 1979. Other positions she has held at Glenn include Chief of Glenn’s Plans and Programs Office and Executive Officer to Glenn’s Center Director. In the Plans and Programs Office, she provided integration of the Center’s aeronautics and space programs. As Executive Officer, she was responsible for assisting the Center Director in planning, organizing, and managing Glenn’s institutional and technical programs. She has experience as a project manager and a researcher and has had work assignments at other NASA Centers including Headquarters, providing her a comprehensive view of the Agency.