WASHINGTON, May 4, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- This May, NASA celebrates the contributions of its Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) employees past and present with a variety of internal and external events and products centered around the theme: Advancing Leaders Through Purpose-Driven Service.
Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders make valuable contributions to every aspect of our society, including NASA's missions and successes. This year's AAPI Heritage Month brings heightened awareness and significance, given the recent violence directed against Asian Americans, said NASA Administrator Sen. Bill Nelson. The Biden-Harris Administration and NASA are committed to a culture of diversity and inclusion, where all employees are welcomed, respected, connected, and engaged. President Biden has set the tone, choosing Vice President Harris as his running mate, appointing the most diverse cabinet in our nation's history, and nominating Margaret Vo Schaus, who, if confirmed, will serve as NASA's next CFO. I am fully committed to ensuring the president's vision is carried out at NASA and beyond.