Hi, I'm Janelle Wellons
I am an instrument operations engineer working at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, CA and I am passionate about STEM outreach! I never could have imagined that I would one day be commanding scientific instruments in space, but here I am. I grew up in New Jersey and graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) with a Bachelor's degree in Aerospace Engineering. My first job at JPL was on the Cassini mission at Saturn, taking images using the Imaging Science Subsystem and Visible and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer instruments. Now I work on a lunar and Earth mission. 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 called When the World Was Upside Down. E-book profits subsidize my outreach efforts so I thank you in advance for your support!