We were pleased to welcome Sumara M. Thompson-King ’76 back to campus to deliver the commencement address at Morgan Park Academy’s 146th graduation exercises on June 8, 2019.

As General Counsel at NASA since 2014, Thompson-King serves as the chief legal officer for the agency and oversees its team of attorneys responsible for all aspects of NASA’s legal affairs around the world. She is a frequent panelist and speaker on legal matters related to government and commercial space activities and has received the Meritorious Presidential Rank Award, NASA’s Outstanding Leadership Medal, and NASA’s Exceptional Achievement Medal in recognition of her litigation achievements.

After graduating from Morgan Park Academy, Thompson-King earned an A.B. in Government at Smith College and a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center.


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