Kumudu Jinadasa - Project Engineer and Mission Manager

Kumudu Jinadasa

What is unique about your job?
I manage sending experiments and technologies to the International Space Station to gain a better understanding of the risks associated with human space flight.

Which professional accomplishment are you the most proud of?
Not being afraid to leave one thing to try something different. This has allowed me to gain new experiences, expertise and knowledge.

Who or what helped you the most throughout your career?
Keeping myself in good mental and physical shape by eating healthy, exercising and getting enough rest, allows me to perform at my best in all aspects of my life, including professionally.

What advice would you offer to girls or women?
Don’t be afraid to take risks, accept guidance and ask for help when you need it. There are so many wonderful mentors in the world just waiting for you!

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