Not so satisfied in working in the commercial industry and inspiring to do more, Alice first joined JPL in 1988 as a System Test Engineer on the Real-Time Weather Processor (RWP) at the Foothill Facility. From then on, her career took a different turn into the world of aerospace engineering and planetary exploration, which she has come to love most. In the 16+ years worked at JPL, she has had many diverse opportunities. Her tasks have ranged from system test engineering on Mars Observer Project, to technical writing on Craf/Cassini, Galileo, and Voyager Projects, to flight systems engineering on Cassini and MER, and to Payload Operations on Mars Odyssey.
During her years at JPL, Alice has also worked on several JPL proposals which resulted in NASA selections. In addition, Alice also volunteers in the NASA Student Involvement Program as a panel Judge to evaluate and provide feedback on K-12 student competition entries to encourage student success in science, engineering, and technology.