Michelle Wood

Spring, TX, US
Field of Work 
Astronomy and Space Science
 
NASA Johnson Space Center ISS Mission Control
Company 
Leidos
Job Title or "Student" 
Aerospace Engineer
Education 
University of Houston
Degree 
Mechanical Engineering
Education Level 
Bachelors
Profile Biography 
Mechanical Engineering grad from the University of Houston. I'm a lifelong learner with a passion for the STEM subjects. I have serve as an officer of the UH chapters of Society of Women Engineers, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, and Society of Petroleum Engineersas well as a member of all national chapters. I am also served the International Gas Turbine Institute of ASME as the Student Advisory Committee Secretary. I decided to pursue engineering because I love to figure out how things work. I now work for Leidos at Johnson Space Center in Houston in the Flight Operations Directorate as a Flight Controller and Instructor in the Operations Support Officer group.
I love to share my passion with young students, especially girls, and show them the fun and possibilities that come with getting a STEM education. I also am still involved in my former career as a professional sign language interpreter. When I'm not going to school, I like to read, spend time outdoors fishing and shooting sporting clays, or just hang out with my friends and family.
Interests 
Working outdoors, Pets, Dance, Reading, Travel, Sports
Race & Ethnicity 
White
Level of Participation 
Job shadow, Online role model, Summer camp visit
My Experience 
I am a new Role Model.
Availability 
Evenings, Weekdays
Resources 
Career exploration activities, Field trip hosting, Hands-on activities for students, Identifying other role models, Online Mentoring (email or Skype)
Program Affiliation 
Society of Women Engineers (SWE)

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