From Gaza to NASA: The odyssey of a Palestinian engineer

My East-West

Soha Alqeshawi is a Palestinian from Gaza City. When she left the tiny territory where 1,82 million people live like prisoners in a total area of 365 square kilometers she entered the University of Houston in Texas. Upon graduation as top of the class with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Systems Engineering NASA offered her a job working on the Shuttle Program. “It was a dream come true”, as she tells me in this interview via email. Arabian Business.com included her in its most recent list “100 Most Powerful Arabs Under 40“. (Read more…)

Soha Alqeshawi - Engenheira sénior de software da nave  espacial Orion  ©Friends of NASA's photos Soha Alqeshawi: My parents did their best to provide me and my siblings with a good education and shield us from the effects of the continuous horrific conflict that Gaza has been living under.
©Friends of NASA’s photos

For Portuguese readers who are not familiar with your personal story, would you please introduce yourself? 

My name is Soha…

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