Mia Siochi


This is one among a collection of videos and essays from women who contribute to NASA’s mission. They are part of the agency’s efforts to create a collaborative and supportive community of women at the agency, inspire girls to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics and to encourage openness and accountability at NASA.

Becoming part of the NASA family was a happy accident. I was born in the Philippines and grew up there. I received my Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry from the Ateneo de Manila University, a liberal arts Jesuit university. Coming to the United States for graduate studies was as far as I dreamed about, coming out of college. I went to Virginia Tech for my masters degree in chemistry. Keep reading →