### Biography

Katherine entered into high school at the age of ten. Katherine enrolled in college when she was 15 years old. She attendedĀ a historically black university in West Virginia to study mathematics. She learnt how to use math, particularly geometry, to solve complex problems. She graduated from college at the age of eighteen. She joined NASA at the age of 35, years into starting her family. She was hired as a human computer, someone who does computations the same way computers do so today. From there she was invited to design and planning meetings that allowed her to practice her math skills in harder contexts that afforded her an undisputable reputation at NASA.