Meet Aerospace Engineer Judith Love Cohen

Judith Love Cohen was an engineer who worked on the Pioneer, Apollo and Hubble missions. She was also an author and publisher of books about environmentalism, a ballet dancer with the New York Metropolitan Opera Ballet Company, and she just happened to be the mother of actor Jack Black. In fact, even his birth has a story that shows off Cohen’s brilliance. She actually went to her office on the day Jack was born. When it was time to go to the hospital, she took with her a computer printout of the problem she was working on. Later that day, she called her boss and told him that she had not only solved the problem, but had also given birth to a baby boy. It’s difficult to imagine a better role model than Judith Love Cohen.