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UNM grad fulfills dream to work for NASA

Marian Camacho and Hawker Vanguard
May 16, 2018 10:22 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – A University of New Mexico graduate is heading to Houston for a once-in-a-lifetime career opportunity.

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Noah Michelsohn has accepted a job at NASA’s Johnson Space Center to work in the Public Affairs and Communications Office.

The opportunity came after Michelson completed two internships at NASA as a part of the Pathways Program. Thirty students across the nation are selected for the program every year and compete for jobs after graduation.

"It was these kinds of experiences that gave me that real-world stuff to put on my resume that made me competitive," he said.

Michelson says he fell in love with space after taking Astronomy 101 during his sophomore year.

"The classroom had 500 people but he [the instructor] didn't care about the number of students in there," Michelsohn said. "He wanted to make sure each student got that really awesome experience."

That educator motivated Michelsohn to chase his dream job. Now his goal is to help inspire the next generation of astronauts.

"Join an organization, find some friends that are going to push you every day and just chase your dreams," he said.

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Marian Camacho and Hawker Vanguard

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