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 (USC). Raised in Nashua, NH, Jocelyn spent her childhood nights looking at the stars and wondering how she could find her place in it.
As a student, Jocelyn has worked as a researcher in USC's Collaborative High Altitude Flow Facility (CHAFF) and currently is a part of the SEDS-USC. She's also an active contributor at USC's Rocket Propulsion Lab, and has earned awards with the USC Trustee Scholars, the W.V.T Rusch Engineering Honors Program, and the Viterbi Fellows Honors Program. In her free time, she is an avid writer, the editor of a popular poetry blog, and has launched her own writing platform.
As a Brooke Owens Fellow in 2017, Jocelyn worked at the Aerospace Corporation where she was part of the Modeling and Simulation Department. She worked on projects that analyzed potential Air Force acquisitions to determine their likelihood of mission success. Some of the platforms she analyzed were GPS ground stations and UAV mitigation devices.
During the summer of 2018, Jocelyn was a Systems Engineering intern at Ball Aerospace. There, she developed an automated testing architecture for phased array antennas as well as performed systems requirements management tasks. She was also the electrical lead for Project EGGO, an intern-lead payload project which sent a pancake into the upper edges of the atmosphere.
After graduating from USC in May of 2019, Jocelyn will be working at Astranis as an Operations Engineer full-time. She also plans on launching her first poetry book, continuing to bridge her love of space and her love of the written word.