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Michelle Wood

Operation Support Officer

I'm a lifelong learner with a passion for the STEM subjects. I have a BA in Mathematics and a BS Mechanical Engineering. I love to share my passion with young students, especially girls, and show them the fun and possibilities that come with getting a STEM education.


Operation Support Officer  
Leidos, January 2018 to Present, Houston, Texas United States
(Aerospace & Defense)
OSO Flight Controller trainee at NASA Johnson Space Center in Mission Control

Project Engineer  
Piping Technology & Products, March 2017 to January 2018, Houston United States
(Pipeline and Piping)

Adjunct Professor - ITTP  
Lone Star College, August 2014 to May 2015
Teach Interpreting I and Interpreting in Educational Settings.

Varsity Tutors, May 2014 to August 2014

Tutor in Math, Chemistry, French, ESL

Sign Language Interpreter  
Lone Star College, January 2005 to August 2014

Interpret for Deaf students, staff, and faculty.


University of Houston  
Bachelor Of Science, Mechanical Engineering, Aug, 2014 to May, 2017

Sam Houston State University  
Bachelor of Arts, Mathematics, Aug, 2012 to May, 2014

Lone Star College - Montgomery  
Associate's degree, Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies, Jan, 2011 to Jan, 2011

Lone Star College - North Harris  
AAS, Interpreter Training, Jan, 2003 to Jan, 2005


Group Reverse Engineering Project  by  Michelle Wood    
October, 2014 - October, 2014
We chose a small mechanical device that had a power supply and a moving part. Then we disassembled it to see how it worked and what it was made of while documenting the process.

AIAA Design Build Fly UAV  by  Michelle Wood    
August, 2016 - May, 2017
Built UAV for AIAA DBF annual competition


  • National Interpreter Certification
    Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf 
    January 2008
  • Engineer in Training
    Texas Professional Engineering Board 
    May 2017


SWE Balance Award
Recognition by UH SWE Chapter on my contributions to the chapter and my ability to balance a full work /school/life schedule.

Outstanding Service Award
IGTI Student Advisory Committee award for outstanding service during Turbo Expo 2016

Officer of the Year
SWE-UH Officer of the Year 2017