Tamry Haby Johnson

As a little girl at Helotes Elementary School, Tamra Lynn Haby Johnson wanted to be an astronaut. Since graduating from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) with a degree in aeronautics and astronautics, she is an aerospace engineer who has worked for such “outer-space” places as National Aeronautical and Space Administration (NASA), Boeing Rocketdyne, Hughes Space and Communications. She is now working on the Jupiter Mission for Northrup Gruhmman in California, and preparing to return to MIT to earn an advanced degree. While at Marshall High School, this 25-year-old learned that good citizenship can best be practiced through community service, thus she founded the MIT Hunger Hike to help Boston’s homeless, cyber-mentored kindergartners in science with MIT LINKS, and tutored high school athletes. She is also preparing to run yet another Boston Marathon.

Pillar of...: 
Citizenship
School: 
John Marshall High School
Year: 
2004
Class of ...: 
1997