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Cindy Hasselbring at the Mary W. Jackson NASA Headquarters

Cedarville Stories Podcast: Reaching for the Stars

by Clem Boyd, Communication Content Manager

She's been dreaming of NASA since she visited Kennedy Space Center in Florida when she was a kid. Now, 1995 alumna Cindy Hasselbring is on mission with NASA. 

As a NASA NextGen STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) educational advocate, Cindy connects NASA resources with educators.

For a math teacher from Milan, Michigan, who applied five times to be part of NASA’s astronaut program, this current opportunity is a perfect meeting of a long-held dream and her skillset as an educator.

“I’ve been passionate my entire career about helping students see the opportunities and careers they could have in STEM,” Cindy shared with Cedarville public relations earlier this year, referring to science, technology, engineering, and math, or STEM. “I also love getting teachers resources from NASA directly into their hands.”

“I thought I’d planned out my career as a math teacher,” she added. “Public speaking, event planning, service, giving presentations — God built up those skills in my education at Cedarville. A well-rounded education is so important.”

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Cindy formerly served as senior policy advisor and assistant director for the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.

Located in southwest Ohio, Cedarville University is an accredited, Christ-centered, Baptist institution with an enrollment of 4,715 undergraduate, graduate, and online students in more than 150 areas of study. Founded in 1887, Cedarville is one of the largest private universities in Ohio, recognized nationally for its authentic Christian community, rigorous academic programs, including its Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics Education, strong graduation and retention rates, accredited professional and health science offerings, and high student engagement ranking. For more information about the University, visit

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