Monica’s interest in robotics and programming has led to many opportunities. She has been involved in work with the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) and Scalable Networks Technologies. At JPL Monica was involved with the SpaceSHIP program where she helped design a part for the Mars Space Laboratory. At school, Monica has been involved with the robotics team, computer science club, and a rocketry team. The rocketry team was even given the opportunity to participate in NASA’s Student Launch Initiative Program. In the future, Monica hopes to attend MIT, majoring in computer science and aerospace engineering. She plans one day to work for either NASA or JPL.