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Tiera Guinn is a 22 year-old who work as a Rocket Structural Design and Analysis Engineer for NASA's Space Launch System, which is headed by Boeing. According to Guinn, she designs and analyzes parts of a rocket that is predicted to be one of the most powerful rocket in space history. 

Tiera's dream to design aircraft came when she saw a plane fly in the air. "One day I saw a plane fly by and I just had this realization, ‘huh, I can design planes. I’m going to be an aerospace engineer."' She then pursued her dream by taking classes — I'm guessing STEM courses — in secondary school. Guinn is now a MIT student who will soon graduate with a 5.0 GPA and work for NASA.

Tiera's math gift was groomed at such a young age. At an interview she had with WBRC News, Tiera accounts of a time her mother would make her calculate the exact total price of groceries before they reached the cash register.

“When my mom and I would go to the grocery store, she would get me to clip coupons and put it in my coupon organizer. By the time we got to the register, I’d have to calculate the exact total, including tax. And I did that since I was six years old.” Now she is putting those skills to use as a Engineer for a world-renowned Space Organization.

As she joins other African American women who have beaten all obstacles to become Space Engineers, Tiera advises young girls to dream big, especially those who want to follow in her footsteps.

"You have to look forward to your dream and you can’t let anybody get in the way of it,” she said. “No matter how tough it may be, no matter how many tears you might cry, you have to keep pushing. And you have to understand that nothing comes easy. Keeping your eyes on the prize, you can succeed.” ~ Tiera Guinn

Great advice Tiera!!! Like and follow us on Facebook.


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