Sandhya Santhosh

MRO Engineer Hydraulics, Elettronica Aster SpA

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Have courage to think differently, courage to invent, to travel the unexplored path, to discover the impossible and to conquer the problems and succeed.

What do you do?

I am an Aerospace Engineer working with M.R.O (maintenance, repair & Overhaul) activities related to Helicopter & Light Combat aircraft Flight Controls.

Why did you choose this field?

From childhood, I have been fascinated by flying objects. With time and a keen interest in mathematics, I took up the subject of aeronautical engineering which introduced me to a new world. Kalpana Chawla & A.P.J Abdul kalam are my role models who inspired me.

What do you look at and think, "I wish younger me would have known this was possible"?

My master's degree in Aerospace Engineering , for which I came away from home to a completely different country & being promoted to a Product Support Manager in 2 years of my work.

Why do you love working in STEM?

Challenges. STEM creates enthusiasm & spark in me to look forward to new developments.

Best advice for next generation?

Be curious. Accept challenges. Have courage to think differently, courage to invent, to travel the unexplored path, courage to discover the impossible and to conquer the problems and succeed. The world is waiting for you.

Inspo quote / fun fact / role model

"Don't take rest after your first victory because if you fail in second, more lips are waiting to say that your first victory was just luck.”- A.P.J Abdul Kalam

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