The YWCA Pasadena-Foothill Valley is proud to announce that Janelle Wellons has been voted Vice President of its Board of Directors. Ms. Wellons has served as the chair of the program committee since joining the board in 2019.
“I am honored to be appointed the next Vice President of the YWCA Pasadena’s Board of Directors,” said Wellons. “I cannot wait to become more involved in sourcing support and introducing activities to build an environment to empower our girls and inspire them to explore fields where they are traditionally underrepresented. ”
Wellons graduated from MIT with a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering and is currently an instrument operations engineer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. She has worked on missions such as the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, the earth-observing Multi-Angle Imager for Aerosols, and the Cassini mission.
“As Board President I am extremely excited to have Janelle’s insight and support as Vice President. I know that her fresh perspective and enthusiasm for the programs, and the organization as a whole, will be invaluable as we look toward the future,” said Angeline Chen, Board President of the YWCA Pasadena-Foothill Valley.
The YWCA’s Board Vice President is responsible for performing the duties of President in her absence including presiding at all business meetings of the membership, and motivating others toward the fulfillment of the mission of the YWCA USA.