This episode of High-Tech Sunday features LaTasha Taylor Starr, the 2022 Linda Gooden Legacy Award Winner. LaTasha is an associate fellow and systems engineer senior staff for Lockheed Martin Aeronautics.
The Linda Gooden Legacy Award is named for 2006 Black Engineer of the Year Linda Gooden. She was the founding president of Lockheed Martin Information Technology and one of the most respected business leaders in aerospace and defense during her 40-year career. Starr will receive her award during the 36th annual Black Engineer of the Year Awards (BEYA) Conference, February 17-19, 2022.
Starr began her career as a systems engineer for Lockheed Martin Space in 2007. She was one of fifteen early-career professionals selected to participate in the Engineering Leadership Development Program (ELDP). The ELDP prepares future technical leaders for Lockheed Martin. Since then, Starr has embraced challenges, taking on the responsibility of designing, testing, and validating solar telescopes to monitor the Sun’s activity.
Starr is also the chief executive officer of ESTe²M Dreamers, which aims to further science, technology, engineering, entrepreneurship, and math (STe²M) education, and provide children with engaging experiences while building confidence. Tune in for a conversation on ESTe²M Dreamers with LaTasha Starr. Listen to the podcast on Spotify, Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, or YouTube.