Was 34 years at the time of selection. Calls Sugar
Land, Texas, home. She earned a bachelor's degree in aerospace
engineering at the University of Kansas and a master's degree in
aeronautics and astronautics from Purdue University. As a student, she
KC-135 Reduced Gravity Student Flight Opportunities Program, the
Academy at the agency's Goddard Space Flight Center, and the internship
Jet Propulsion Laboratory. O'Hara is currently a research engineer at
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Woods Hole, Massachusetts.