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Woman Came To The U.S With Nothing But $300, Now She's NASA's Flight Director To Mars

Written In The Stars

Flashback to the 1980s in Columbia where a little girl sat dreaming of her future. She felt it in her heart that she was meant for something big, still having no idea of what waited for her. She couldn't even imagine that one day she would represent her heritage and work for NASA, chasing stars and traveling to faraway planets.

Flashforward to today and Diana Trujillo is living proof that no little girl is ever dreaming too big. Even though she came from no money, today she stands proudly as an aerospace engineer, here's her story

Dreaming From A Young Age

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Diana felt it in her heart from a young age that she was being called out to by the universe itself to explore it. While still growing up in Columbia she longed to understand it. This allowed her to dream big, as big as the universe itself, and created a fascination within her that would be her motivation and her drive her whole life long.

The more Diana grew up the more she felt certain that science would somehow be her path. However, she also quickly realized that this would not be an easy journey. Diana was already at a disadvantage for not only being a woman in a man dominated world but for also being Hispanic with little means.

Dreams Really Do Come True

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Luckily for Diana, she had a supportive family who wanted to see her succeed despite their limited resources. Her dad suggested that she move to Miami to learn English and go to school there. As her biggest supporter, he wanted her to have the extra language and opportunities in America as an advantage. This is often the dream of many who see The U.S as a land of opportunities and a new beginning. They hope that by moving there, they can start a better life.

Still, as she listened to her dad talk about her dreams, she couldn't fathom how far they would take her. That one day she would be leading a 45-person team at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab and that she would be responsible for the robotic arm of the latest Mars rover.

She Left Columbia With Just $300

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Finally, when her parents were going through a divorce, Diana decided it was time to immigrate to the US to pursue her dream of a career in science. At the time she was only 17 years with $300 to her name. She was coming as a minority and understood well that the odds were stacked against her. Yet, she was determined to find success. She started wherever she could, taking jobs in housekeeping to pay her way through school at Miami Dade College. She stayed focused on her goals, enrolling herself in English and aerospace engineering courses.

Still, even with her optimism and strong work ethic, Diana was struggling. Not only was she in a whole new culture where she didn't even know the language, but she had to take six buses just to get to class. She was juggling her education with the housekeeping jobs she needed to pay her way. But, she never complained.

Diana's Perspective Worked Wonders

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Diana's most remarkable trait is her ability to see the best in everything. Her motivation was driven by hope even when she couldn't yet see the light at the end of the tunnel. Her perspective is quite inspiring.

“I saw everything coming my way as an opportunity,” Diana told CBS News. “I didn’t see it as: ‘I can’t believe I’m doing this job at night, or 'I can’t believe that I’m cleaning a bathroom right now.’ It was just more like, ‘I’m glad that I have a job and I can buy food and have a house to sleep… " Plus beyond her personal success, Diana wanted to be an inspiration for her people and all the other little girls who dreamed just like she once did in Columbia:

“I wanted my — especially the males of my own family — to recognize that women add value,” she said, “it came from wanting to prove to them that we matter.”

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Her Purpose Made Itself Clear To Her

DANA POINT, CA - FEBRUARY 07: Mars 2020 Arm Science Surface Phase Lead Diana Trujillo speaks onstage during The 2019 MAKERS Conference at Monarch Beach Resort on February 7, 2019 in Dana Point, California.

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Drive alone wasn't enough, Diana also needed to have a specific purpose to guide her with intention. When she got to college, she remembers not knowing what to choose as her major. So, she reached out to her Dean. When she visited, she just happened to glance over at a magazine cover with female astronauts on it. That was the moment she knew in her heart that she wanted to be an aerospace engineering. This became her purpose.

When Diana looked around her school, she didn't see many others girls who looked like her. But, now having a clear vision in mind, she didn't mind setting new expectations. She explains: "I know I'm not walking in there alone, I'm walking in there and every single thing that I do, I'm representing my country, my culture, my heritage, my people, and I have to give my best every single time."

Diana Defied The Odds When She Joined NASA

Diana Trujillo, Mars 2020 arm science surface phase lead at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, smiles during the 2019 Makers Conference in Dana Point, California, U.S., on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019. The event gathers industry leading females for roundtable discussions to help inspire the women of tomorrow.

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After a couple of years of preserving through a major in space science, Diana's professors started to notice her and her quick achievements, and they encouraged her to apply to the NASA Academy. The training program also recognized her capacity and welcomed her as the first Hispanic immigrant woman in the academy. Diana was already making her dreams come true but the blessings kept coming to her one after the other. Shortly after, NASA offered her a full-time job. Diana had beat the odds.

All her years of cleaning toilets just to get by were paying off. She was proudly representing her heritage despite Hispanics holding only 8% of the STEM workforce according to the Student Research Foundation, with Hispanic women only making 2%. She was becoming a role model.

Diana Quickly Climbed The Ladder

While studying at the NASA Academy, Diana never stopped impressing everyone around her. She caught the eye of robots expert Brian Roberts. He then asked her to join his NASA space robotics research department at the University of Maryland. This was where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering and graduated in 2007. It was like the stars themselves were aligning Diana with her path directly, putting her in all the right places at the right time.

Keep in mind that with success comes responsibility: “by moving to the University of Maryland, I was a year behind in my career, but it was worth it because I managed to get into the NASA education department as the Academy’s operations manager,” she told the Colombian newspaper El Tiempo. But, Diana never stopped being a hard worker.

Later that year, she became a member of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in the Constellation program. Now Diana worked her way to becoming the Flight Director for the Mars Rover at NASA. Her journey only takes her upwards, closer and closer to the stars.

Anyone Can Reach For The Stars

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Diana's story is living proof that dreams can become a reality. The journey is more than just manifesting. Diana didn't have a lot of money, she didn't even speak the language but what she had was a purpose, intention and an outstanding work ethic. She worked hard to make her dreams come true and stayed focused on her vision. To you, she says: “The abuelas, the moms or dads, the uncles, los primos, like everyone has to see this,and they have to see a woman in there, too. So, that they can turn around to the younger generation and say, ‘she can do it, you can do it.'”

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Time Traveller From 2714's Is Warning The World To Prepare For Three Major Dates In Early 2022

A self-proclaimed time traveler’ has found a way to communicate with all the way 2714, aver a thousand years from today, to warn us of major events taking place early in 2022. It's unclear whether his purpose is to help us prevent any of it from happening, or if it is meant to happen anyway and he is simply wanting us to prepare.

It's also unknown whether humankind is happy and safe in his time. Whether you believe this is real or not, you might want to jot these dates down in your calendar just in case! Similar predictions have been made in the past and have come true.

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The Warning Was Given For All Non-Believers

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Naturally, when this time traveler first made a video full of predictions and warnings, it was received with a lot of skepticism. So, in an attempt to prove his authenticity, he's made another video detailing specific dates for early this year. The user under the name @aesthetictimewarper, says that these posts are made in a bid to 'save' humanity.

Some of his most shocking predictions were that of a portal to an alternate universe would be found inside a T. Rex dinosaur egg, and that the mythical sunken city of Atlantis would be found in the Atlantic Ocean. Now they've three more relevant predictions that he hopes people will start taking seriously. He explains; "I have been thought of as a fake time-traveller for too long, so remember these three major dates in early 2022.

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March 11

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The time traveler says that on this day a human will have a child with a chimpanzee for the first time but that's not even the worst part. He predicts that this new species will be able to talk and have mixed features. He doesn't elaborate on whether it will be friendly, dangerous, or whether it will possess any superhuman capabilities thanks to its animal DNA.

It is also currently illegal and ethically wrong to procreate with an animal, so whether this even happens, it might never go public.

April 19

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This might be the worst prediction of all, although it was also predicted by blind mystic Baba Venga. In a world that is still recovering and fighting Covid variants, the time traveler warns that a new Covid strain 'omega' will emerge. However, this strain will be five times worse than all other versions.

The rate that this pandemic has escalated and continues to worsen every time it seems like it's getting better, it's not unlikely that the world will have to gear up to face this variant. It could even take a shape of its becoming its own new lethal virus, such as the one predicted to be uncovered this year in Siberia.

September 17

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On this day the largest creature is predicted to be discovered in the ocean. Allegedly it will go by the name "Cerine Croin" and will be over four times the size of the blue whale. The ocean is big enough that it's possible that we somehow did miss a creature that big. Perhaps it has been in hiding and is resurfacing due to global warming conditions.

Keep in mind that a Google search reveals that Ceirean, Cirein-cròin or cionarain-crò was a large sea monster in Scottish Gaelic folklore. According to their old saying, it was so large that it fed on seven whales. However, many folklore stories are based on passed on true events.

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September 11, 2021

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This isn't their first attempt at trying to convince us that they are from the distant future. Previously they warned that on September 11th, a date that was already significant in history “An alien takes 4,000 skilled workers and children to the planet Proxima B, as a result of another hostile species coming here.”They then follow that up with: “9/14: The largest hurricane in history hits the US East Coast, mainly South Carolina, making it the first Category 6 hurricane.”

While we experienced some hurricanes due to traditional tropical weather, there have been no reports of children kidnapping by aliens, unless that information is being hidden from us. Do with that as you will.

'Time Traveller From 2714' Tells World To Prepare For Three Major Dates In 2022!

So, do you feel better prepared for the year ahead? If you believe in these predictions, you are not alone. The people are divided and while some are convinced, others at least find watching the time traveler's videos to be entertaining.

The video has been viewed more than nine million times since it was shared on December 26.

What's In Store For You In 2022?

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