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From the Ground Up

11 Jun 2012, 16:02 UTC
From the Ground Up
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Katy Jeremko shares on her first week at the NASA Open Government Initiative.

I’d like to share with you a little token of knowledge from being brought into a world of openness. In less than a week of starting with the Open Government Initiative at NASA, I have become surrounded by a spectrum of intelligent, enthusiastic and innovative people behind some of the most outstanding causes to date. Presently, I am living in one of the most exciting cities in America, and have the dream opportunity to not only listen in on these discussions, but to be involved in the formula.
To provide context to my story, I am currently in my 4th year of 5 at Syracuse University up north, studying Industrial and Interaction Design (which is really just a fancy phrase for physical and digital products). A few months ago, if you would have asked me where I’d be right now, I would never have imagined something to this scope. While working in government may seem like an anomaly for someone creative like me, it may surprise you to find that this talent is the seeping through the cracks of a conventional system from multiple directions. The reason ...

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