LG: You were one of the first Hispanic students to earn a master’s in engineering from Stanford and you began your career at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Talk a little bit about your career trajectory and the journey you took to becoming CEO of Girl Scouts of the USA.

SA: During my time at NASA I had the amazing opportunity to work on the Voyager 2 flyby of Jupiter and two of its moons, Io and Europa, and on the Solar Polar Solar Probe, now known as the Parker Solar Probe. I earned my master’s degree in engineering at Stanford and pursued a career in technology, working as an engineer and executive at Apple, Dell, Autodesk, and IBM.

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