Usually girls weren’t encouraged to go to college and major in math and science. My high school calculus teacher Ms. Paz Jensen made math appealing and motivated me to continue studying it in college.
A hallmark of the Latino community is to help one another if students are interested in a way to give back and help their communities becoming a teacher is probably one of the very best ways of doing that.
We are involved in technology development for you know missions that we hope to plan that would take us to an asteroid and eventually to Mars.
I tell students that the opportunities I had were a result of having a good educational background. Education is what allows you to stand out.
I think of it as a good opportunity to let in particular school kids know that this job and other interesting jobs in science and engineering are open to anyone who works hard in school and gets a good education and studies math and science. And that it’s not just for a select group of people.