Hi, I'm Janelle Wellons
I am a space engineer that is passionate about STEM outreach! I never could have imagined that I would one day be operating instruments in space, but since I am, I use my platform to share my experiences with those who are also aiming for the stars. Some background: I grew up in Logan Township, New Jersey and graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering. From there I joined the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, starting out on the Cassini mission at Saturn operating instruments that took images of the beautiful planet, its rings, and moons. I now currently have the pleasure of working on the Multi-Angle Imager for Aerosols, Sentinel-6, SWOT, and the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter. Learn more about my journey in an article posted on the NASA JPL site. You can also learn about my personal journey in a short memoir I penned in high school called When the World Was Upside Down. E-book profits subsidize my outreach efforts so I thank you in advance for your support!