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Joan Higginbotham

Joan Higginbotham

Space/Aero-Space, STEM+AD

Dr. Proctor is a geoscientist, explorer, space artist, and astronaut. She was the mission pilot for the SpaceX Inspiration4 all-civilian mission to orbit. She is also one of The Explorer’s Club 50: Fifty People Changing the World. Her motto is called Space2inspire where she encourages people to use their unique, one-of-a-kind strengths, and passion to inspire those within their reach and beyond. She believes that we need to actively strive for a J.E.D.I. space: a just, equitable, diverse, and inclusive space as we advance human spaceflight. She uses her afrofuturism space art to encourage conversations about women of color in the space industry. She has over 20 years of experience as a geoscience professor with a specialty in the Science of Disasters.


EXPERTISE IN: Inspiration, Crew Cohesion, Creative Mindset, Diversity and Inclusion, and Science of Disasters

AUDIENCE & INDUSTRY:  Colleges and Universities, Corporations, Art and Sciences, The Technology Industry, and FEMA and Disaster Relief Organizations