What do you do in your job? I work with education and public outreach colleagues in the Heliophysics, Astrophysics, and Planetary divisions to develop new educational products, conduct teacher workshops and community events.
I recently hosted a live, videoconferencing event focusing on the careers and educational backgrounds of the Hubble servicing mission astronaut crew. In October, the “Discovery” network is holding their annual Discovery Young Scientist Challenge at Goddard. My task is to ensure everything runs smoothly for this event so I am coordinating all the local details of this event.
Your quote/advice to kids? Find positive role models, even if it means looking outside your circle of friends.
What did you learn about education after high school? That college is not as difficult as some lead you to believe.
What do you do in your job? I am involved with a diverse group of print and broadcast media. Working behind the camera, I assist documentary and news media with their produced stories. I set up on-site film shoots, escort media crews, review press releases, develop talking points, and help keep everyone on schedule.
What do you do in your job? I am a Web designer and production assistant. Most of the time I develop Web content, but since I work for a TV producer, sometimes I help with the shots or whatever else is going on with NASA TV at Goddard.
What are the best and worst parts of your job? There are a lot of things I like about my job. I get to be around some brilliant minds, my work is something professional, and I met four astronauts. Not much tops that. The hardest things about my job are the rules and regulations I have to learn and follow. Because of NASA policy, there are some things I can’t do as an artist.
What did you want to be when you grew up? A Rock Star, Movie Producer, Pilot, or Architect
What do you wish you had known then that you know now about education after high school? College is not solely a didactic learning experience. It's not all lectures, research, and long hours of study. It offers a new network of friends, exposure to new and different ideas, and most importantly, a place to grow into the person you will become.
What do you do in your job? I'm responsible for the entire production from developing the concept and directing the crew to final delivery of the finished product.
What obstacles did you face and how did you overcome them? My biggest obstacle was the money (I am still paying student loans!). I wish I had known about a book that lists all available scholarships and how to get them. There would have been less stress if I hadn't had to worry about my finances every semester.
What do you do in your job? I work a lot at my computer, designing, programming, and putting information and pictures on the Web sites for which I am responsible.
What do you do in your free time? I, and several others, work on a race car for a friend. As part of his pit crew, we go to the track when he races and fix anything that needs to be fixed. I also like to read and grow orchids.