Christine Mills is originally from the beautiful Caribbean island of Barbados, and is currently a Materials Engineer at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. She provides composite support for SpaceX’s Dragon capsule for the commercial crew program (CCP). CCP is responsible for returning NASA astronauts to space from US soil after almost a decade since the space shuttle program ended. Prior to NASA, she worked for Embraera Brazilian aircraft manufacturer- as a Materials Engineer where she performed flammability certification of interior aircraft materials on midsize executive jets. Before that, she worked on diesel exhaust aftertreatment systems as a Catalyst-Ceramics Engineer at Cummins Emission Solutions. She holds both an MS and a BS in Chemical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology and Florida Institute of Technology respectively. Christine has been connected with the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) since undergrad; holding numerous positions in her collegiate chapter including President, Vice President and National senator, and received a visionary award for President. Throughout her professional career, she has consistently held professional membership jointly with SWE (Society of Women Engineers). Christine has a heart for community service. She has done STEM demos at schools, led STEM workshops through SWE, attended STEM student networking events, and been a “Big” in the Big Brother Big Sister program of Central Florida. She is thrilled to be a part of this inaugural NSBE leadership cohort. She has every confidence that it will enable her to reach new heights with regard to leadership of self, of others and of organizations to which she belongs; thereby fulfilling the tenets of NSBE’s leadership competency model. She believes that this program will equip her to enter into spaces where there is no-one else that looks like her, and to be a role model to other up-and-coming minority female engineers. Christine will be a NSBE trailblazer!