Joeletta Patrick is a native of Greensboro, N.C., where she attended North Carolina A&T State University and received a B.S. in electrical engineering. Upon graduation, she moved to Houston, Texas, and
began her career in the NASA family at Johnson Space Center. She worked as a flight controller for the
International Space Station in the Electrical Power System group.
In 2010, Patrick served as the education program manager of Johnson Space Center’s Minority
University Research and Education Program, or MUREP. In May 2011, Patrick was selected to serve as
the Headquarters MUREP Education Fellow in Washington, DC. Her work reflected her commitment
to leveraging university relationships and investments, growing the number of diverse students prepared to work in STEM-based fields, supporting STEM initiatives, and serving as a spokesperson for NASA’s commitment to STEM. In September 2013, Patrick was selected as the Agency manager for MUREP at NASA Headquarters in the Office of Education.