Bobak Ferdowsi in the House For State Of the Union
"Mohawk Guy" Bobak Ferdowsi will attend tonight's State of the Union speech as a guest of Michelle Obama. Ferdowsi gained national fame last year as a systems engineer with NASA during the Mars Curiosity rover mission. Were it not for his signature hairstyle, Ferdowsi liekly never would have gained national attention and thus, the invention to tonight's State of the Union address. Maybe there's something to this terrible haircut thing after all.
Here's the full list of the first lady's guests:
Dr. Jill Biden
Valerie Jarrett, Senior Adviser to the President
Lt. Brian Murphy, who was wounded while responding to the Sikh Temple shooting last August in Oak Creek, Wisconsin. He was struck by 15 bullets.
Cleopatra Cowley-Pendleton and Nathaniel Pendleton Sr., parents of 15-year-old Hadiya, who was killed in a Chicago park.
Desiline Victor, a 102-year-old Florida woman who waited in line for several hours to vote.
Tim Cook, CEO of Apple.
Sergeant Sheena Adams, Team Advisor & Lead Instructor, Female Engagement Team. Adams joined the Marine Corps in 2003. In 2010, she joined the Female Engagement Team (FET) and was deployed to Helmand Province, Afghanistan. She received her Combat Action Ribbon and Navy and Marine Corp Achievement Medal (second award) after successful completion of the deployment.
Alan Aleman, DREAM Student who was born in Mexico City, Mexico. Today, Aleman is in his second year at the College of Southern Nevada. He's studying to become a doctor and he hopes to join the Air Force.
Jack Andraka, the 16-year-old winner of the 2012 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair. Andraka was awarded first place for his new method to detect pancreatic cancer.
Susan Bumgarner, Early Childhood Educator. Bumgarner's home state of Oklahoma is a national leader in providing access to high quality preschool for all children.
Deb Carey, Small Business Owner, New Glarus Brewing Company.
Sergeant Carlos Evans, USMC, Wounded Warrior.
Menchu de Luna Sanchez, Registered Nurse, NYU Langone Medical Center. When Hurricane Sandy cut the power at NYU Langone Medical Center, Sanchez devised a plan to transport twenty at-risk infants to intensive care units around the city.
Bradley Henning, Machinist, Atlas Machine and Supply. Henning's high school has one of the best machining programs in Kentucky.
Tracey Hepner, Co-Founder, Military Partners and Families Coalition, which provides support, resources, education, and advocacy for LGBT military partners and their families.
Peter Hudson, Co-Founder and CEO, iTriage
John Kitzhaber, Oregon governor
Marie Lopez Rogers, Avondale, Arizona's first Latina Mayor in 2006.
Amanda E. McMillan, Pay Discrimination Victim
Lee Maxwell, Graduate, Kirkwood Community College Wind Technician Program
Lisa Richards, #My2K Participant, a single mom who was one of thousands of Americans who shared stories about what paying $2,200 more in taxes would mean for her family by using #My2K.
Kaitlin Roig, 1st Grade Teacher, Sandy Hook Elementary School
Abby Schanfield, Affordable Care Act Beneficiary
Haile Thomas, Let's Move! Champion