Episode 215: How Will We Talk to Astronauts on the Moon?

Meet the Expert: Sirina Nabhan, product and data systems engineer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory


Sirina Nabhan


Sirina Nabhan is a Systems Engineer at NASA’s Jet Propulsions Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California. She graduated from the University of California, Riverside with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering in 2017. There, she was a dedicated SWE member and held several positions including President. Today, Sirina works as a Systems Engineer for the Deep Space Network (DSN) which enables Mission’s who visit the moon and beyond to communicate with earth. In her role Sirina translates project data requirements into software configuration in the DSN. She collaborates with several departments from other NASA centers, foreign space agencies, and Universities who build these spacecraft. She is currently pursuing a Masters of Science in Space Systems at Johns Hopkins University. Sirina serves as the Professional Development chair on the Advisory Council for Women (ACW) at JPL. The ACW strives to empower, enable and educate women at JPL for success in the 21st century workplace. Sirina promotes space exploration and women in engineering through outreach and social events.

See what the DSN is up to now. Check it out here: https://eyes.nasa.gov/dsn/dsn.html





Challenge: Think about what space exploration will look like in 20 years? And see if you can come up with some unconventional jobs that help with space exploration. 

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