“I love helping others reach their full potential. It's particularly rewarding to get to know the young people I'm mentoring- I'm so inspired by their passion, vision, and commitment. Also, I keep my skills current as I learn new computer apps. The most rewarding part is watching them apply skills/ techniques/ disciplines that we've discussed and seeing them succeed in school and professionally. ”

– Tessa Lucas, NASA Retiree

“Early career professionals should join the program because of the personal mentor relationship with someone experienced in the field they are pursuing. These mentors have 20-30 years of experience, they’ve been through everything the mentee will go through and will be able to give them advice. When you’re done with the program you still have a close relationship with your mentor, so you can always ask them questions and refer back to them for help.”

– Steed Cain, NASA Operations Controller


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