NASA’s Deputy Chief Scientist Gale Allen Speaks Nov. 7 at WomenSource

Photo of Trustee Dr. Gale Allen, NASA NASA’s deputy chief scientist, Brenau trustee and alumna Dr. Gale Allen, will speak on “Cracking the Glass Ceiling” at WomenSource’s monthly Brown Bag Lunch on Thursday, Nov. 7, at noon at the Brenau Downtown Center, 301 Main Street in Gainesville. The program is open to the public. 

At NASA Allen advises the chief scientist and provides oversight in the areas of life and microgravity science research. She holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in chemistry, a master’s in management from Brenau University and a doctorate in business administration. Dr. Allen has also received a NASA Space Act Award, two NASA Exceptional Service Medals and an Exceptional Performance Award.

However, she credits her Brenau degree, earned while she was a civilian scientist for the U.S. Navy at Kings Bay, Ga., with helping her get her first job with NASA, then rise through the male-dominated ranks of of the space agency. 

Please register as quickly as possible for this event. Admission is $6 for non-members and $5 for members. Register at

This month, WomenSource is partnering with the Georgia Mountain Food Bank and offers an opportunity for Brown Bag Lunch attendees to help support the mission by donating to the food drive. Most-needed items include peanut butter, canned meats, 100 percent juice, powered milk, canned tuna, canned beans, canned soups, stews, pastas, canned fruits and veggies, mac and cheese dinners, and whole-grain, low-sugar cereals. No glass containers, please. Baby items are also always needed and include diapers, powered infant formula, baby wipes, and baby cereal. Monetary donations will also be accepted. According to the GMFB, every dollar donated can purchase approximately $8 in product, which is equal to approximately three meals.

 This event is sponsored by the Murray & Daphne David Foundation and will be catered by Brenau Catering.