Councilwoman Michelle Ferebee

Time on Council

  • Partial Term: Jan. 12-Dec. 31, 2022 (appointed)
  • Salary: $23,000


  • Husband Melvin
  • 3 children
  • 4 grandchildren


  • B.S. mathematics, The College of William and Mary
  • Graduate courses, Computer Science, The College of William and Mary

Other Political Offices

  • None

Professional/Military Experience

  • Deputy Director, Office of Strategic Analysis, Communications, and Business Development, NASA Langley Research Center, May 2020 - Present
  • Various other responsibilities at NASA Langley:
    • Deputy Director for Strategy, Aeronautics Research Directorate
  • NASA Langley’s Centennial Project Manager
  • Deputy, Office of Business Development
  • Program Manager for the Aerospace Education Services Project
  • Head of the Atmospheric Science Data Center
  • Aerospace Technologist
  • Author and co-author of 12+ technical publications; presented research at national and international conferences
  • Recipient of NASA Exceptional Achievement Medal
  • Recipient of the Women of Color in STEM award for corporate responsibility
  • Recipient of Girl’s Incorporated Shining Star Award
  • Recognized by Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast as “Famous Former” Girl Scout
  • Recipient of “Hidden Figures Award, Women Inspiring Women to Change the World”  


  • Member, City of Hampton Economic Development Authority, 2013-2021; served as chair
  • Member, Board of Directors, Bernardine Franciscan Sisters Foundation
  • Parliamentarian, Newport News Chapter, The Links, Incorporated
  • Founder & Chair, Dr. Christine Mann Darden National Society of Black Engineers Jr. (NSBE Jr.) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated
  • Member, Hampton Chapter, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc
  • 2012 graduate, CIVIC Leadership Institute
  • Former Board Member Virginia Living Museum
  • Former Board Member, Foodbank of the Virginia Peninsula
  • Former Chair, St. Andrews Episcopal School Board of Trustees
  • Former President, The Junior League of Hampton Roads

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