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Annie Cheng

 

 

 

 

Lead Systems Engineer at NASA

Career Path(s):

- Engineering, Science & Technology

- Regulations

- Programming & Digital Connectivity

 

​Describe your usual work environment:

 

Cubicles and conference meeting rooms.

Please provide a brief description of your job:​

 

Design the system architecture to support testing of airspace management technologies for Urban Air Mobility (UAM).


 

​What made you decide to pursue your chosen career path?​

Love of aviation.

What are the three key skills that are required for your job?

 

Software, System engineering, Technical communication.

What would you say is the biggest misconception about your job?​

 

System engineering means not just uniting system parts but also people and processes.


 

​What advice would you give to a school student who is interested in pursuing a career similar to yours?​

 

Find something you are passionate about and delve deep. Nothing you cannot learn on your own, as long as you are passionate about it.

​If you could change one thing about the world what would it be?​

 

If everyone can view obstacles as opportunities, the world can be a better place.

Annie Cheng