“A lot of people are very surprised when they find out that a deaf engineer works at NASA. Some kids have come up to me, “Wow, I didn’t know that we could work at NASA.” To be honest, I hate public speaking, but if I just inspire one kid, it’s worth it.”
—Vicky Garcia, NASA engineer
AL.com recently featured Vicky Garcia, a deaf NASA engineer, on their site. It is a short article but does a great job of highlighting ability, success through hard-work and determination, self-advocacy, problem solving skill-sets that develop through facing adverse situations and simple accommodation. By sharing real-life examples of success, we hope to raise collective awareness and enhance the culture of inclusion. Read the full article.