|Women’s History Month: Highlighting Women at JSC - Part 3
Armstrong is an attorney-advisor at JSC and her main role is to provide legal advice and guidance on a variety of issues, including ethics, fiscal law, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), litigation matters and Space Act Agreements.
“I enjoy working with the people here at JSC,” Armstrong said. “It has been very easy to build positive working relationships with clients and colleagues. Almost everyone that I have had the opportunity to work with exhibits a strong work ethic, positive attitude and is dedicated to the NASA mission.
Armstrong was born and raised in Little Rock, Arkansas where she attended Alabama A&M University as a USDA/1890 National Scholar in 1995. Every summer during her undergraduate years, Armstrong served as a Soil Scientist/Conservationist Trainee Co-op student with the USDA, Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Arkansas. During her junior year of college she became a USDA/Public Policy & International Affairs Program (PPIA) Fellow and attended the PPIA Junior Summer Institute at the University of Maryland, College Park to study domestic policy issues.
“Many of my electives after that focused on the area of Environmental Justice,” Armstrong said. “After much thought, I felt that the best way for me to pursue this area as a career was to attend law school instead of graduate school in public policy or environmental science. This decision was supported by my parents who encouraged me to follow my passion.”
After obtaining her B.S. in Environmental Science, Chemistry minor in 1999, Armstrong was accepted and attended the University of Arkansas School of Law. She was the first in her family to become a lawyer. Armstrong believes it was one of the best decisions of her life.
“Although I’m not doing exactly what I envisioned myself doing when I decided to attend law school many years ago, I relish the fact that my legal education has allowed me to do so many different things over the years,” Armstrong said. “I enjoy being able to help keep people out of trouble, which as an attorney I strive to do every day.”
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