Student Features

Jamie Frasure
Portrait of Jamie Frasure Jamie Frasure. Image Credit: NASA.
  1. Which NASA program did you participate in prior to the Ambassadors Program and what was your major project for that program?

    I worked on the Functional Near Infrared Spectroscopy (fNIRS) project as part of NASA Academy at NASA's Glenn Research Center in Cleveland. I also participated in the Texas Aerospace Scholars program, which is a program for high schoolers, where everyone worked on a potential human project to Mars.

  2. What are you majoring in and what college are you attending?

    Biochemistry at Baylor University.

  3. What are your career goals? Are they with NASA?

    I want to go to medical school and potentially work for NASA as a physician. Hopefully those positions will still be available when I get fully certified!

  4. Why did you choose to be a NASA Ambassador?

    I love sharing the NASA message to those around me and to other students. I was continuously inspired by those who were farther along in their careers, so I think it natural to want to pass it on.

  5. How has interning and being an ambassador at NASA helped you?

    My entire experience at NASA has furthered my knowledge of the space industry and of space itself. I love looking into the unknown!

  6. What events are you looking forward to in the Ambassador Program or what events have you attended that sparked your interest?

    I am currently pursuing a graduate degree, so I am looking forward to the online seminars so that I can stay connected.

  7. What advice would you give to aspiring students who want to participate in the many opportunities NASA offers?

    Work hard and get unique experiences. I got my pilot's license at the age of 16, worked at a horse farm and studied medicine. By making yourself well rounded, recruiters and employers notice the creative and unique applicants.

  8. What have you experienced at NASA that stood out to you the most?

    I really enjoyed working with my research group, with Angela Harrivel as my mentor. I learned not only about how group cooperation can be truly productive, but also how to focus my time and energy on what is important within the research.

  9. How are you going to motivate students to pursue a career related to STEM? What motivated you?

    Through seeing other people's passion for space and STEM, I was truly inspired to go into a similar path. I want to do the same: give other students a taste of how exciting the sciences can really be, and how through a lifetime within a STEM career I can continue to learn and grow! I know once others get a glimpse of that, they will love it, too!

-Reported by Aaron M. Greene, LERCIP intern

-Edited by Tori Woods, SGT Inc.
NASA’s Glenn Research Center