Keynote Speaker—José Hernández
Former astronaut and businessman José Hernández is the son of Mexican immigrants who worked as migrant farmworkers. Hernández flew into space as the flight engineer aboard the Space Shuttle Discovery in 2009 and became the first person to tweet in Spanish from space.
Today, Hernández is the president and CEO of two consulting firms, Pt Strategies, LLC and Tierra Luna Engineering, LLC. He also founded the José M. Hernández Reaching for the Stars Foundation, a nonprofit organization that provides scholarships and educates students about careers in STEM. He and his wife have five children.