Leadership Pasadena Tours Jet Propulsion Laboratory

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From STAFF REPORTS | Photography by Irina Logra

4:54 pm | March 22, 2018


Leadership Pasadena members say they were awed during their private group tour of JPL last week.

“What an incredible tour at JPL. My son’s dream is to be an engineer, so I thought it would be an amazing experience for him to explore his vision for future discoveries. Being a few months shy from high school graduation, his first step should be to fulfill his dream. While we were walking with our tour guide, my son told me, “I could see myself working here mom.” I hope that one day, he gets to explore his dream and find advanced innovative ideas in our universe,” said Carmen Rubio, member of the current LP class and employee of the city of Pasadena who brought her son along for the tour.

Twenty-five members of the current LP class plus some alumni spent a science packed 3 ½ hours seeing all aspects of JPL.

“We were welcomed by Rene Fradet, CFO and Director of Business Operations, who educated us on the business side of JPL, how JPL is funded and how they get approval for missions which was illuminating to all of us. We also had a chance to talk with David Delgado and Dan Goods, JPL’s Visual Strategists. We had shared The Studio at JPL’s website before the trip as who knew there were such roles as visual strategists? It was so interesting!” according to Leadership Pasadena Executive Director Cindy Bengtson.

Leadership Pasadena taps agile learners and emergent leaders to help them make the Pasadena area an even better place to live, work, and play. With its many civic, non-profit, and community organizations and Pasadena’s diverse communities, there is a great need for empowered and influential community leaders to address the challenges of Pasadena with respect, determination, and results. Leadership Pasadena creates these leaders through a year-long program designed to help them learn, grow, and lead. For more information, visit leadershippasadena.org.