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Alumna LaFrance Hired as NASA Flight Controller

Kayla LaFranceKayla LaFrance, 2009 engineering physics and math alumna, recently started what she calls her dream job at NASA as she trains to become an ISO (Inventory and Storage Officer) flight controller for mission control. LaFrance is located at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston.

But this dream job won’t stop her from pursuing higher goals. LaFrance said she is looking forward to obtaining her Ph.D. and contributing to the design of future mission operations concepts for Mars missions. On her LinkedIn page LaFrance said, “I live my dream job every day at Johnson Space Center. After 18 years of dreaming and dedication, I now have the joy of working with manned space flight.”

Before heading to NASA, LaFrance competed in the TBS reality competition show “King of the Nerds” and won the title. “So yes,” LaFrance said via LinkedIn. “I am King of the Nerds!”

 

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