Today marks my last day of working at the place that was a distant dream just a few years ago.
For the past three and a half years, I have called NASA home. I started here in 2010, as an intern in the Outreach Program in the Space Operations Mission Directorate. Beth Beck, my manager, gave me a whirlwind tour of how things work in the headquarters of biggest space agency in the world, then gave me a laptop and sent me forward with a simple mandate: make something awesome.
Little did I know at the time that I was about to embark on an adventure that would be, in all sense of the phrase, an out of this world experience. Since coming to NASA, I’ve had the opportunity to work with countless brilliantly talented people, contribute to projects that are paving the future for exploration of the universe, and have more life-changing experiences than I can count. Along the way, I’ve had a cadre of amazing mentors and teachers who have given me more than I could ever give back.
All of which, of course, makes saying goodbye that much harder.
Today marks my last day of working at ...