Diana Trujillo was born and raised in Colombia but immigrated to the U.S. at the age of 17 to pursue her dream of working for NASA. Currently she is an aerospace engineer at NASA who has held many leadership positions in her time. Trujillo was honored on October 8th as the 2021 recipient of STEM awards from the Hispanic Heritage Foundation to celebrate her pioneering role in NASA’s Mars 2020 perseverance rover mission.
Trujillo worked as flight director on the Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover robotic arm and in February 2021, she hosted NASA’s first Spanish-language planetary landing show.
She has been involved in several initiatives to inspire young women from Latin America and African-American women to pursue a career in science and engineering.
She has been a mentor for the Brooke Owens Fellowship, which she created with her husband Will Pomerantz.
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