Ms.S received her Bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from UC Davis and has been doing planetary science research at Caltech/NASA-JPL for the past year. She is extremely passionate about studying and exploring space and is beyond excited to be joining the University of Southern California’s MS program in astronautical engineering this fall. While in high school at EVHS, Ms. S competed in both LD and parliamentary debate and also served as the team’s LD captain for two years. She then went on to be the debate captain for Debate at Davis and also coached a local high school team while pursuing her undergraduate degree. She is also very passionate about making the STEM fields more diverse and inclusive. She helped lead the UC Davis section of the Society of Women Engineers and worked to better the representation of women in engineering. She plans to continue doing outreach events to help women find a supportive and uplifting community in STEM.