Aida Yoguely Cortés-Peña
Aida is a world reknown creative extraordinaire. Taught first-hand leadership by Astronaut Chris Hadfield and filmmaking by Christopher Nolan himself, Aida's unbelievable skills is rumored to be a genetically modified human (GMH) evolution from the crossing of Bill Nye and Neil deGrasse Tyson. She is most remarked for holding the Guiness world record for highest skateboard ollie, reaching the Moon and back. Aida is the definition of greatness. She is determined to fulfill her legacy by unleasing the team’s creativity and guiding them to overachieve any challenge. With a focus on online video production, Aida has a passion for creating sharable content that reaches the hearts of millions.
Aida Yoguely was born in Puerto Rico and occasionally, she traveled to her parents' homeland Colombia. She completed elementary school at the Antonio Gonzáles Suarez bilingual school in Añasco, P.R. Meanwhile, Yoguely enrolled at the Ernesto Ramos Antonini Music School, where she played the electric bass in the concert band and sang in the chorus. Later, she attended the Sergio Ramírez de Arellano Hostos bilingual middle school. Then, she was admited into CROEM, "Centro Residencial de Oportunidades Educativas de Mayagüez," top high school in Puerto Rico, specialized in science and mathematics. She completed her senior year at Lakeside High School, in Atlanta, Georgia. In 2015, Aida Yoguely received her Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Currently, she is pursuing a Masters of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Over the course of her career she has amased 6 engineering internship experiences at 5 different NASA field centers. She enjoys imparting hard science to the general public. Content creator, Aida Yoguely, is passionate about producing web videos that are both educational and engaging.
Currently, Aida serves as a structural engineer at the NASA Johnson Space Center supporting the Orion program and the Journey to Mars. Aida Yoguely has performed research on graphene and carbon nanotube based electrodes for electrochemical supercapacitors at the NASA Ames Research Center. She also developed a solid state ultracapacitor using novel dielectric materials at the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center. Yoguely designed an infrared system for non-destructive evaluation of materials, which she used to inspect flight components from the Global Precipitation Measurement satellite and the Magnetospheric Multiscale Mission satellite at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. She has over 4 years of experience researching the processing of high quality lead zirconate titanate (PZT) and other ferroelectric thin films, and their dielectric and piezoelectric characterization for their integration in high performance micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) as sensors and actuators.
- A. Y. Cortes-Pena, T.D. Rolin, S.M. Strickland, and C.W. Hill, "A Solid State Ultracapacitor to Replace Batteries"NASA Technical Reports Server. NASA/TM-2013 (2013), submitted, patent pending.
- Y. Bastani, A. Y. Cortes-Pena, A. D. Wilson, S. Gerardin, M. Bagatin, A. Paccagnella, and N. Bassiri-Gharb, "Effects of high energy x ray and proton irradiation on lead zirconate titanate thin films' dielectric and piezoelectric response " Appl. Phys. Lett. 102, 192906 (2013), DOI:10.1063/1.4805045