For the fourth interview in our series of Motivational Journeys, we talk to Dr. Linda Spilker of NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL).
Linda is the Cassini Project Scientist at JPL. She was inspired by the Gemini and Apollo mission during her early childhood to pursue a career in astronomy. When she joined JPL, she had the opportunity to work on the Voyager mission from its early phases. For her, the mission was like reliving her childhood days, when she used to look tiny Jupiter and Saturn through her telescope. She was one of the first people to look the images of these planets closely. Her piece of advice for early career would be: “Try as many things as you can through your career and find your passion through it.”
Watch all the interviews in our series of Motivational Journeys.