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Welcoming Our New Support Staff


Hello everyone! I’m Shatoria, the newest member to Dr. Kacena’s laboratory team. In my role as research support assistant I am tasked with making sure that everything behind the scenes runs smoothly.


Over the next few months I will be working to secure lodging and travel arrangements for the team’s trip to the Kennedy Space Center in Titusville, Florida for the planned space flight. A lot of preparation goes into making sure that everything is in order prior to the laboratory’s team departure, including making sure that we’re abiding by university and federal guidelines.


Although it may sound challenging, the excitement associated with this mission makes the challenges worth it. It’s amazing to be part of such an amazing project and have the opportunity to work with amazing faculty, students, and staff.


My job’s pretty cool right?! I definitely think so.


Written by Shatoria Lunsford


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Shatoria Lunsford

Research Support Assistant