BS 2009, Aerospace Engineering, University of MichiganBrian Alpert Headshot

MS 2016, Aerospace Engineering Sciences, University of Colorado Boulder

Strategic Planning and Architecture Lead, Spacewalk Exploration Office | NASA Johnson Space Center

Current city: Houston, TX

My career path: After starting my career in the Spacewalk Training and Mission Operations group at NASA, I pursued the advanced degree of Aerospace Engineering Sciences with a focus in Bioastronautics at CU as a distance student while continuing work full-time. The academic advisers and professors at CU listened to my goals and helped me set an achievable degree path while balancing work with my studies. Through CU's College of Engineering & Applied Science, I was able to publish technical papers and work with others in academia and industry that I wouldn't have otherwise been able to have the opportunity. The connections I made through CU helped me successfully step into my current role to help develop spacewalk systems of the future.

My interest in being a Regional Network Ambassador: I had a great experience with CU! Pursuing an advanced degree opened doors in my career, as well as helped me meet other Buffs on campus and develop connections with those in Houston. I want to connect with other Buffs in my community and help open doors for others the way CU helped me!

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