An Inspiring story of a Filipina who had difficulties in Math but now a NASA engineer

An Inspiring story of a Filipina who had difficulties in Math but now a NASA engineer

- A Filipina Engineer named Josephine Santiago-Bond just shared her encouraging story

- She openly revealed her struggles when she was still a student

- Now, she works as the Head of Advanced Engineering Development Branch at NASA

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Josephine Santiago-Bond created buzz on social media with her amazing life story.

As reported by SPOT.ph, Josephine was born in the United States but was raised in the Philippines, in Antipolo, Rizal to be exact.

Her parents were both in the medical field yet she admitted that her interest was not into the same domain.

"I would answer phone calls and have to ask the caller 'Which Dr. Santiago?' because my parents and later, both my sisters, were doctors of some sort. Their curiosity and work ethic most likely rubbed off on me, but their professions did not speak to me," she shared.

It was not her plan but her former schoolmate convinced her to take up Electronics and Communications Engineering program in University of the Philippines.

She also honestly shared her struggles with her Math courses during college. On the other hand, she also unhesitatingly shared how she strived hard to overcome such difficulty.

"I had to crawl my way through some of the courses, but I wasn’t going to give up on [Electronics and Communications Engineering] because of a few bad grades," she stated.
"In between my fair share of socializing, I practiced solving math and engineering problems until I was either confident enough to take the test or ran out of review time. There were lots of sleepless nights, but strong friendships were formed, and my persistence eventually paid off," she added.

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It is very evident that she has triumphantly surpassed all the challenges because the typical student who got a few low grades in college is now the head of Advanced Engineering Development Branch at Aeronautics Space Administration (NASA) Kennedy Space Center. Truly inspiring!

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