Executive Talks: Jessica Marquez, Human Systems Engineer

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Executive Talks: Jessica Marquez, Human Systems Engineer

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POSTED ON Oct 03, 2017

Jessica Marquez is a human systems engineer and research scientist at NASA’s Ames Research Center. She develops tools that astronauts use on the International Space Station. Jessica also trains astronauts and flight controllers to better plan out their workload.

Jessica grew up in Lima, Peru. After high school, she moved to the U.S. to start her undergraduate degree.

“I knew I was going to do something [in Space] because I really liked it, but I just didn’t know what to do,” Jessica said in a recent interview.

When she started  Princeton University, she decided to try engineering. She was also fortunate enough to get an internship at Ames Research Center, a major NASA research center.

Through the NASA state grants, she also interned at the NASA Astrobiology Academy, where she got to learn about what it’s like to actually work for NASA, and what kind of things people did.

To find out more about how she started her career in Space, click here.

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