On Friday, November 4, the student chapters of the Society of Women Engineers and the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers welcomed Jade Kukula ’07 to campus to talk about her years at Vaughn and her upward trajectory working in the aerospace industry upon graduation.

Kukula told the audience about landing her dream job working on the Hubble Telescope at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. She reviewed the specifics of the revolutionary project and the roadblocks she encountered along the way.

“The job of an engineer is to make sure problems don’t happen and if they do, to be there to fix them,” she noted. Kukula also answered questions about Hubble’s future and how it relates to current engineering trends and today’s aerospace projects.

She also counseled current students to take advantage of services provided by the College to make themselves more appealing in today’s job market.

“I couldn’t have done it without the help and guidance of all my professors, counselors and administrators at Vaughn.”