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Julie Jenkins,
Board of Trustees Member

The Astronaut Scholarship Foundation Board of Trustees are national industry leaders who are passionate about the Foundation’s mission to aid the United States in retaining its world leadership in technology and innovation by supporting the very best and brightest scholars in science, technology, engineering and mathematics while commemorating the legacy of America’s pioneering astronauts.


Julie Jenkins

Currently, Julie Jenkins is on the board of the "Wimberley Civic Club’, as 1st Vice President. They raise money throughout the community for scholarships for High School Seniors. She also serve as Treasurer of The Preserve, Phase 1 Association, in Rocksprings, TX.

Jenkins enjoys giving talks about her father and ASF, to surrounding area schools, clubs, libraries and museums. She recently gave a talk to the “Veterans, on Veterans Day in Lakeway, Texas. In her talks, she follows the "ASF Mission’ "To aid the United States in retaining its world leadership in technology and innovation by supporting the very best and brightest scholars in science, technology, engineering and mathematics while commemorating the legacy of America’s pioneering astronauts".

Several years ago, Jeff Lovell, (Jim Lovell’s son) and Jenkins put together a program for the LBJ Library, for students from the LBJ high school. They were able to talk to Scott Kelly and his crew and students were able to ask questions and see the astronauts by satellite.

As her two children entered college, she operated her own business, “Reflections', which sold lighted products to companies and event planners.

Jenkins worked for Continental Airlines, as a flight attendant for 8 years. She was recognized by Continental’s chairman and CEO Robert F. Six for her courage, dedication, and devoted conduct in the flight 426 crash on August 7, 1975, at Stapleton Airport in Denver. The leadership and effective response of the entire crew ensured the safe evacuation of all passengers.

Jenkins currently resides in Texas with her husband, Greg.


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