Zahra Khan

Zahra Khan

System Engineer III, Columbus Technologies and Services
MA

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Biography
I'm an aerospace engineer with a Bachelors degree from Carleton University in Canada and a Masters degree from MIT. My areas of interest are space system engineering, sustainable space exploration and atmospheric flight mechanics. After graduate school, I worked for several years in air traffic control research. Then, I worked at the MIT Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research as an Assistant Project Engineer where I'm worked on a space telescope that will search for exoplanets. Currently, I am working as a contractor at NASA Jet Propulsion Lab testing the entry, descent and landing system electronics and software for the Mars 2020 rover mission.
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Volunteer Opportunities
  • I am willing to be contacted by educators for possible speaking engagements in schools or in after school programs or summer camps.
  • I am willing to be interviewed by interested students via email.
  • I am willing to answer written interview questions to be posted on the EngineerGirl website.
  • I am willing to participate in a conference call with a group of interested students who would like to know about my career.