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Meet Maajida

My journey into physics started with my first love - Astronomy. My love of looking through the telescope as a young girl and wanting to travel to space led me to write a letter to NASA. How can I be an astronaut? From the response letter, I decided to pursue physical sciences. My parents encouraged me and brought science kits for me to “play with.” By the time I was in high school, I had inspiring physical science and physics teachers. During my undergraduate years at Morgan State, I had great professors that inspired and encouraged me to take summer internships. After spending summers doing physics at Fermilab, NASA/ Goddard, and IBM, I was hooked, and I knew this was what I wanted to do.




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