Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair publisher Condé Nast brought us in to write a feature on roboticist Ayanna Howard to support a campaign for HBO.

On her first day at NASA in 1999, Dr. Ayanna Howard walked into the Telerobotics Research and Applications Group at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, excited to begin programming Mars rovers with her newly assigned staff. But a male staff member barely registered her presence, saying “The secretaries work down the hall.” So began the rise of one of the few female African American roboticists in America.


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