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.
Merancy posted the picture on her Twitter account and wrote: “Updated my NASA headshot, aged 7 years overnight, but wore the same necklace for continuity.”
Updated my NASA headshot, aged 7 years overnight 😂, but wore the same necklace for continuity pic.twitter.com/q3ZMq5dSHx
— Nujoud Merancy (@nujoud) October 16, 2019
Palestinian social media users praised her as an “amazing role-model” for Palestinian-American women.
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.”