Palestinian-American NASA Exploration Mission Planning Office Chief Nujoud Merancy appeared in her official departmental photograph wearing a custom-tailored blazer featuring tatreez, traditional Palestinian embroidery.
Palestinian NASA spacecraft engineer Nujoud Merancy poses in a suit with tatreez – traditional Palestinian embroidery – for a new NASA headshot. pic.twitter.com/tSu9RKNtd4
— moneeb saada (@moneeb_saada) October 18, 2019
Merancy posted the picture on her Twitter account.
Merancy was surprised by the wide-scale reaction her pictures had.
“You guys, I thought like 30 people would like my pic and maybe a few would ‘get’ what was on my jacket. I am overwhelmed by all the love coming in. Thank you.”
— TEW Design Studio (@TewDesign) October 18, 2019
Palestinian social media users praised her as an “amazing role-model” for Palestinian-American women.
(Middle East Monitor, PC, Social Media)