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Jessica Collisson
Integration and Test Team
NASA's Mars Exploration Rovers Project
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory


P2K: What do you like least about your job?

Jessica Collisson: Least? There's really not that much that I don't enjoy because even if you get frustrated because you find a problem and you don't know how to solve it or it's taking time on the other testing that you want to do, it's still fun to go in and try to investigate and determine why it's not working. So even the biggest hurdle can turn out to be a fun project.

P2K: How did you get a start?

Jessica Collisson: I think having an interest in space systems. Growing up as a little girl, definitely always watching the sky with my family and spending time in the garage with my dad and figuring out why things work and how to make things work better when they don't work how I want them to...kind of taking them apart, and that just led me to, well I should just become an engineer. That's the way they think, that's the way I think, that's what I should do. And no place better than JPL than being able to work on systems to go explore different planets and give us information about the solar system and beyond.

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