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  • Brooke Owens Fellow, Class of 2017
  • Purdue University, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering ‘18
  • Host Institution: Orbital ATK
  • Mentor: Diana Trujillo

Ana Paula "Pau" Pineda Bosque is an Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering major at Purdue University. She discovered her true calling for engineering as a member of her high school robotics team, inspired by the challenging work and the strong mentorship of the team leaders.

As a student, Pau has been an active participant and a leader in was in MAES (Latinos in Science And Engineering Society), the American Institution of Aeronautics and Astronautics chapter, and the Design, Build, and Fly! Team. She has also worked as both a teaching assistant and as a research associate.

As a Brooke Owens Fellow, Pau worked at Orbital ATK, where she was part of the Fault Protection and Automation team for the Cygnus spacecraft. She supported team operations by designing an automation tool for documentation, editing and updating flight testing scripts, and representing fault protection team at joint mission operations sessions with NASA's Johnson Space Center.

Currently, Pau is finishing her last year of undergraduate and working as an independent researcher at Purdue University. Recently, she completed an internship working as an analyst at Bryce Space and Technology.