What do you do?
I study the aerodynamics and fluid behavior of the different systems of a microlauncher that we are currently developing at my company and in some years will be delivering satellites to orbit.
Why did you choose this field?
Ever since I was a little kid in school I have had a passion for space, just loved the challenges that involved getting there and all there’s to see. Years latter I found a career as an Aerospace Engineer and I studied and worked my way up to it. I just love how multidisciplinary and multicultural the space industry is and how all of us collaborate in order to reach for the stars.
What do you look at and think, "I wish younger me would have known this was possible"?
Just working where I am today and been able to do everyday what I love is just a huge achievement, not everyone has that chance. I got to study and work in such innovative and supportive teams that I wouldn’t know where to start. But I work on the development of a microlauncher, the little girl inside me is jumping with excitement.
Why do you love working in STEM?
The best part of it is to learn. Every day there’s a new challenge a new variable to a problem that you have to figure it out. I love the feeling of working in something that has a meaning that will impact the world in a positive way.
Best advice for next generation?
Just go for it. If you like working solving problems and learn new things this is for you. It might be taught to get pass on what will others think of your choices, but it’s your life and you only get one of those so I would suggest to cut off the excuses and just do something that you love. It’s hard, I know, but it’s totally worth the try.
Inspo quote / fun fact / role model
“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”