Ester Griego Oral History Interview
Ester Griego describes her work life in various jobs where she was often “the first”, e.g. the first Hispanic woman HMO Marketing Director. Griego’s professional life started with her work at the Bureau of Weapons (Navy) on the Polaris Missile Project. She moved to a job at NASA at Langley and then transferred to Houston. As a telecommunications specialist, she tracked flights to sites around the world during a mission. She noted that working with astronauts and “Being in the control room during a mission was the best experience of my whole career.” Her work life progressed to jobs at Lovelace Health Plan, the Federal Housing (FHA) and Social Security (SSA) Administrations. Mainly she worked in marketing in many of her jobs; Griego was a frontrunner for Hispanic women in her field.
Hispanic woman, NASA, Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) history, Lovelace, SSA, FHA, PruCare Houston, marketing, insurance companies, older Americans, service.
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Pinkey, Diane and Ester Griego. "Ester Griego Oral History Interview." (2018). https://digitalrepository.unm.edu/wphnm/38