Jackelynne Silva-Martinez

Houston, TX, US
Field of Work 
Aeronautics and Propulsion
Human Systems Engineering
NASA Johnson Space Center
Job Title or "Student" 
Aerospace Engineer
Georgia Institute of Technology, Rutgers University
Aerospace Engineering
Education Level 
Profile Biography 
Jackelynne works at NASA Johnson Space Center in the ISS and Orion Mission Planning Operations within the Flight Operations Directorate. She worked as a Mechanical Engineer and Test Operator at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory on the Robotic Manipulators and Deployable Booms group performing verification and validation ground tests for the Mars Science Laboratory, Curiosity Rover mission. Prior to that, Jackelynne worked for Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company as an Antennas Mechanical Design Engineer and as a Systems Integration and Test Engineer for commercial and government satellite programs.

Jackelynne is the founder of the Centro de Ciencia, Liderazgo y Cultura, which brings topics of science, leadership and culture to the young generation at an international level. She and her husband have a son. She enjoys reading, traveling, dancing, and learning from different cultures. Her interests include human spaceflight, mission operations, space architecture, systems engineering, project management, STEM and STEAM initiatives.
Dance, Reading, Travel
Race & Ethnicity 
Hispanic or Latino
Level of Participation 
After-school visit, Job shadow, Online role model, Summer camp visit
My Experience 
I have been a Role Model many times.
Evenings, Weekends
Career exploration activities, Hands-on activities for students, Identifying other role models
Program Affiliation 
SciGirls, Society of Women Engineers (SWE), Other
Other Program Affiliation 
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)

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