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JOCELYN CLANCY

  • Brooke Owens Fellow, Class of 2017
  • University of Southern California, Astronautical Engineering, ‘19
  • Host Institution: The Aerospace Corporation
  • Mentor: William Pomerantz

Jocelyn Clancy  is an Astronautical Engineering major at the University of Southern California. Raised in Nashua, NH, Jocelyn spent her childhood nights looking at the stars, being amazed at the universe and humanity's ability to to explore it.

As a student, Jocelyn has worked as an researcher in USC's Collaborative High Altitude Flow Facility (CHAFF), and currently serves as Treasurer and Executive Board Member of the USC chapter of the Students for the Exploration and Development of Space. She's also an active contributor at USC's Rocket Propulsion Lab, and has earned positions with the USC Trustee Scholars, the W.V.T Rusch Engineering Honors Program, the Viterbi Fellows Honors Program, and Thematic Option Honors Program. She is a volunteer with Spaceport LA, and the editor of a popular poetry blog.

As a Brooke Owens Fellow, Jocelyn worked at the Aerospace Corporation, where she was part of the Modeling and Simulation Department which is responsible for analyzing potential Air Force acquisitions to determine whether the systems would be able to accomplish what they were required to accomplish. Her tasks consisted of using  a variety of programming languages to simulate these potential systems, such as Python, AFSIM, and SOAP. Some of the projects Jocelyn worked on had to do with UAV management, GPS ground station analysis, and providing navigational information to users in urban canyons (such as a car driving through downtown LA).

In addition to continuing her studies at USC, Jocelyn has earned an internship at Ball Aerospace.