I joined JPL as an intern in 1991 while I was still a student at Cal Poly. After completing my Bachelor degree in March of 1992, I became a full time JPL employee. I worked on the Cassini mission developing ground support equipment software for the CDS (Command Data Subsystem). I left JPL in 1995 to join Air-Shields (now taken over by Hill-Rom) developing medical software. I returned to JPL in 1997 to work on GeoSAR project developing flight software. After completing GeoSAR development in 1999, I joined the Misssion Software group to develop the new Uplink software. In 2000, I joined the MER flight software team.