Almuni Interning at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Recent Alumna Naomy Paredes- Geddes who will be attending Cal Poly Pomona in the fall and majoring in Engineering, worked her second summer interning at NASA'S JPL. Below she shared with us her experience from JPL.
"During my time at JPL I worked with the Descent and Cruise stage team for Mars 2020. In this picture I am in the clean room, a room in which they create assemblies that will be sent into space in order to control the environment and ensure the parts do not get contaminated, which is also why I am wearing a white suit. The assembly in which I am standing with is the descent state assembly. It is the part which holds the rover and helps it separate from back shield. It is also the part of the assembly that positions itself above the surface of Mars in order for the rover to descend and land safely on Mars".
Before Mission, I was a timid, unsure, young woman looking towards her future endeavors and I did not know it at the time, but I needed awakening. Everyone finds something about themselves at Mission and I have realized that I am not shy. Being at Mission shatters the fear of rejection among peers and allows you to begin and continue your journey to self-discovery in a welcoming and collaborative environment, which is what makes the school so vibrant. Without each person’s special radiance, the school wouldn’t have its signature vivid ambiance.