I’m a performance management engineer with AECOM, supporting our Institutional Services Contract at Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida.
Born in Miami and raised in Delray Beach, I’m the oldest child of Haitian immigrants. This background has greatly contributed to my sense of responsibility and ambition. I achieved many firsts in my family, including attending and graduating from college. Having a love for math and problem solving, I was set on majoring in finance at the University of Central Florida (UCF). However, after an internship in the UCF College of Engineering and being exposed to the engineering world, I changed my major to industrial engineering. Engineering is so expansive and detailed at the same time, and it offers so many possibilities for a career choice. It’s also fundamental — engineers make things work. After graduation, I accepted a job offer with a small engineering firm located at Kennedy Space Center and then joined AECOM three years later. For the last 10 years, I’ve worked in the Performance Management Department as a liaison between the Business/Finance Office and the Engineering Department. My primary responsibilities include asset and maintenance management/monitoring and data engineering. I developed a system that would track the transition of assets and maintenance on our contract and identify any potential cost impacts. This was a new requirement to our contract and no current process had existed. The new process is now an essential part of our company’s end-of-year processing. Due to the effectiveness of the system, I was very proud to be recognized with an award from my local management team. I enjoy working with AECOM at Kennedy Space Center because the work we do contributes to NASA’s overall mission of driving advances in science, technology, aeronautics and space exploration to enhance knowledge, education, innovation and economic vitality. I currently reside in Apopka, Florida, with my 15-year-old daughter who is well-rounded straight-A student with a love for both STEM and the performing arts. I’m very passionate about our youth and currently speak to and mentor young girls who are interested in STEM-related fields. I want to be part of the legacy of people who help inspire the curiosity, drive and ambition that lead young people to careers with unlimited potential for discovery.