Hi All... I received my B.S. (or my S.B to get technical since MIT is into the Latin thing) from the Aero/Astro Engineering Department at MIT in June of 1995. I love the Planets and the solar system and cool star/moon shapes! I have been interested in our space program since I was 12 years old and have always wanted to be involved in it somehow. NASA is super cool and you should all find out what neat stuff they are doing now...
While in school, I was involved in MIT's Engineering Internship Program which allowed me to co-op at the Jet Propulsion Lab. Most recently I was the technical lead for the Power and Pyro System of the Cassini spacecraft slated to be launched on Oct 6, 1997. The co-op program at JPL is totally fun and I have met lots of cool people through it, including a recent roommate David (whose homepage is below).
Cool People I know from JPL...
Recently, I graduated from the School of Education at Stanford University. I received a degree in Curriculum and Teacher Education program and I am interested in science museum programs and Space Camp type programs. I have been involved in projects at the Tech Museum of Innovations in San Jose and think it is a totally cool place that you should check out...
Speaking of SUNNY CAL.... I am from here (in fact my high school literally sits across the street from JPL) and couldn't wait to get back home, so I never have to endure weather again! (You Nor'Easterners have no idea what you are missing!) I am from the little town of La Canada, which sits between Pasadena, Glendale, and Burbank in the great county of Los Angeles.
My favorite place to be (besides SUNNY CA) is Baker. It is a cool place where there is always something going on and everyone is always socializing under the infamous open door policy. The building itself is pretty neat because it was designed by a famous architect, Alvar Alto, so that all the rooms have a river view. Architecture students from all over the world are constently dropping in to take photographs of the building. As well, some of my favorite people in the whole world lived there with me (except my best friend, Lynetta, who resided in the wondrous world of H Entry in MacGregor...)
Another thing that I absolutely love is my sorority. I am a member of the first Fall Pledge Class and the last Pledge class ever of the Zeta Mu chapter of Kappa Alpha Theta Fraternity... (kind of bizarre huh) Theta is the first greek letter fraternity for women, founded in 1870 at Asbury University (now Depaw) long before the word sorority came into being. Theta is a wonderful national organization in which I continue to meet amazing women all the time. I miss being active, but am enjoying meeting a new group of women at Stanford, where I am currently a member of their advisory board.
Lastly, one of the more important things in my life (as anyone who knows me will tell you) is Disney!!! I love anything Disney related and am psyched to announce that yes Disneyland does have its own homepage... you can also check out some cool Disney current releases footage too.
In other news, I recently married my long time close friend Brian David Carlstrom. Our wedding was June 14, 1997. Check out our wedding homepage for all the details. If you are on a fast track to the alter too, here are a few Wedding home pages I have found interesting:
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