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   Saina Ghandchi
   Systems Engineer/ Hardware Design Engineer
Los Angeles, California
United States Of America
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High School: Mt Carmel, San Diego,  CA
B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, University of California, San Diego (UCSD)
M.S. in Astronautical Engineering, University of Southern California (USC)
MBA (expected in 2013), University of California, Los Angeles - The Anderson School of Management

Background Information
I was born in Tabriz/Iran. As a child, I had always dreamed of working for NASA. When I came to the US, I was determined to pursue my dream. As a undergrad at UCSD, I was able to join California Space Institutes internship programs and participated in several preliminary science proposals. After I graduated from UCSD, I only applied to JPL because I thought and I still think that JPL is one of the coolest companies to work for!

Contributions to Mars Exploration

content image for contributions section I built the hardware that will be used during the entry and it is called the Parachute Closeout Cone (PCC). PCC contains the UHF Antennas that will be used to communicate with orbiters at the time of landing, in addition, the PCC contains the lid to the parachute canister. [more contributions ...]
Personal Reflections

Dream big because achieving dreams if you are determined and serious, is not going to be as hard as you think! [more personal reflections ...]