Margaret Dominguez

Greenbelt, MD, US
Field of Work 
Other
 
Optics
Company 
NASA Goddard
Job Title or "Student" 
Optical engineer
Education 
University of Arizona
Degree 
Optical Sciences
Education Level 
Masters
Profile Biography 
I was born and raised in Puebla in Mexico. I completed all my basic education and up to University level (B.S. in Physics) education in the state of Puebla in Mexico. I graduated with a master’s degree in Optical Sciences from the University of Arizona in 2014 and I am in the process of completing my PhD also in Optical Sciences. Since 2009 I have also been a member of the Pathways program at NASA, where I have been an Optical engineer at NASA Goddard, one of the NASA centers located in Greenbelt, Maryland. At NASA I get to work on space telescopes and building things that are going out to space.
I am also the oldest sister of four, all girls. My sisters all live in Mexico and I go visit them as much as possible. I enjoy traveling and when I am not at NASA I like to Jazzercise (I am an instructor), watch movies and do educational outreach to teach others about optics.
Interests 
Dance, Travel, Sports
Race & Ethnicity 
Hispanic or Latino
Level of Participation 
After-school visit, In-school visit, Job shadow, Online role model, Summer camp visit
My Experience 
I am a new Role Model.
Availability 
No Preference
Resources 
Career exploration activities, Fun demonstrations or materials, Funding opportunities, Hands-on activities for students, Identifying other role models
Program Affiliation 
SciGirls

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