NASA-JPL’s Janelle Wellons Visit St. Francis High School

St. Francis was honored to have Janelle Wellons on campus yesterday at lunch to speak to the Golden Knights. Hosted by the BSU, Aviation, and Chivalry Clubs, Janelle delivered an inspiring message to the young men about overcoming adversity and pursuing their dreams. SFHS thanks Wellons, for serving as a positive role model and encouraging the young men to aim high!

Janelle Wellons graduated from the Massachusetts Institute Technology with a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering and now works at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, CA. At JPL, Janelle works as an instrument operations engineer on the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, the earth-observing Multi-Angle Imager for Aerosols (MAIA), and previously on the Saturnian Cassini mission. Her job consists of creating the commands for and monitoring the health and safety of a variety of instruments. She also works in development, specifically for the ground data system and instrument operations concepts. When she isn’t working you can find her scuba diving, playing video games, reading, enjoying the outdoors, and doing outreach work.

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