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This is a program where you are employed by NASA directly as a student you spend a few semesters maybe few summers or wha- one or more centers across the US. And then if you prove yourself you'll into full-time gig with NASA. So today we're talking with Jonathan Abbari and Alexis Vance Jonathan runs the show as the program manager for the pathways program. He himself was once a co-op. Pathways intern which used to be co ops. We'll get into that. But Alexis Vance is currently an intern in the crew and thermal systems division. She has a pretty good perspective on what it's like to be a student and Anassa intern now in two thousand nineteen so with no further delay. Let's go right ahead to our talk with Mr Jonathan Abbari and miss Alexis fans. Enjoy. County. We have. Jonathan alexis. Thank you so much for coming on the podcast today to talk about the pathways, internships, something very near and dear to my heart. Yeah. Thanks for having us. All right. So what's nice about this episode is we were all or now currently are pathways interns at some point in our lives. So let's start with just where we came from. You know, I think. It's important to sort of go back and say, you know, there's there's certain minimum requirements that you can have to to get into the pathways internship. But you know, I think we all have sort of a unique story not everyone is the same so Jonathan where did you come from? Sure. So so my journey with NASA began actually whenever I was in high school. I went to a local high school in the Houston area and one of the opportunities that was available was like a high school internship with NASA were I my senior year of high school. I went to school for the morning and then for four hours in the afternoon, I actually came to GNC to to support the mission out here. And so it was a really great experience. After that. I actually ended up moving into the college version of that program. And then from there applied to the pathways internship program. And was fortunately accepted for that. And tried out a few different organizations during that stint and. Ultimately was given a fulltime offer for employment upon graduation from my undergrad degree. So it's been a really really cool were really cool road. The the pipeline of the student programs has been really exceptional as well for me. And and that's what's been really kind of cool seeing that that is something that continues to this day with the outreach programs that NASA Johnson Space Center offers to the country really helps us in sourcing an applicant pool that that builds in a group that's ready to do the mission. That's that's available for us here JSE..

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