Who am I?
I was born and raised in Alicante (Spain) overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. I lived in Spain for about 21 years, and half way through my undergraduate (earned a degree in Physics at the University of Valencia), I decided to explore and continue my education as an exchange student at the University of Texas at Austin for over a year.
After my first exposure to the American culture and educational system, I decided that I wanted to continue my education in the States and so I spent my last year of my undergraduate in Physics at the University of Oklahoma at Norman where I would expand my knowledge in Astrophysics, and complete my M.S. in Physics under my adviser Edward Baron.
My career was nurtured by Dr. Dan Tuckness, current Scientist - DoD contractor, who influenced my career by sparking my interests in Astrodynamics. Soon I decided to pursue my M.S. and Ph.D. in Astronautical Engineering at the University of Southern California where my career was influenced by JPL scientists, engineers and technologists: Dr. Gerald Hintz, Dr. Martin W. Lo and Sir James K. Miller who were instrumental in my graduate education providing me with tools for mission and navigation techniques for deep space missions.
At this moment, I am enjoying my teaching career that allows me to educate and inspire students but also to continue learning and exploring different research endeavors in this academic environment.
What do I do?
Associate Professor in Spaceflight Operations at
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
"If you want to go fast, go by yourself.
If you want to go far go with someone else"