Lisha Roubert-Rodriguez of Guayama, Puerto Rico, Selected for Prestigious NASA Academy

Lisha Roubert-Rodriguez, a student at the University of Puerto Rico, Cayey, will spend the summer of 2008 at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., as a participant in the competitive NASA Academy.

In her senior year, Roubert-Rodriguez is from Guayama and majoring in mathematics.

"I look forward to the hands-on experience the academy will provide. I want to apply the mathematical knowledge that I can gain in real situations. I couldn't think of a better place to learn than at NASA which has some of the top scientists in the world who have already mastered these skills." Lisha Roubert-Rodriguez
The NASA Academy is a unique residential internship program that targets undergrad and graduate students. Participants must have demonstrated unique interest in space science during the application process. The academy was created to develop new leaders for the U.S. Space Program.