Dora Lopez

Dora Lopez is a Network Engineer for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. According to Ms. Lopez, the best part of her job is getting to work with school children. Even though most network engineers are men, she does not feel out of place. "If a man can do it, a woman can definitely do it!" She went to school at San Jose State. She always was a B student in math and science in high school, but her advice to students is to study had because math and science never go away. Right now Dora is working on NASA's Earth Observing System. The project, which started in 1999, has satellites that will observe the Earth's surface, clouds, aerosols, and radiation balance for 15 years.

Image courtesy of NASA

By Rahsaan & August, fourth grade, 2004

 

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