I started at JPL as a co-op student after my junior year of college. I was involved with the (then 2007) Mars Smart Lander, which was to place a large rover in a precise location on the surface of Mars. During my 6-month co-op, I designed many of the parts for the rover prototype, helped get it built, and began to test it. When I returned to JPL as a full-time employee, I got involved with the 2003 rovers and was given a great opportunity to make a contribution to the design and construction of the suspension systems. In addition, I'm part of the team that will perform the final assembly and integration of the spacecraft, before it is taken to the Kennedy Space Center in Florida for launch!