Careers near and far
Whether you’re looking to stay close to home or see the world while you work, SFA prepares you for the future. Our graduates have gone on to exciting and innovative careers in a wide variety of industries. No matter what you want to do or where you want to work, SFA can take you there.
Joanna Herbst Johnson, Class of ‘08
Flight Controller, Johnson Space Center
After graduating from SFA, Joanna went on to earn a master’s degree in physics from the University of Houston - Clear Lake. She works onsite at Johnson Space Center in Houston as a CRONUS Flight Controller for the International Space Station. The CRONUS team is responsible for providing internal and external video of the ISS, maintaining the software for the computers onboard, ensuring the astronauts onboard the ISS can talk to the Flight Control Team on the ground, and making sure the Flight Control Team in Mission Control is seeing their telemetry correctly.
Other notable alumni
- Robert Justin Parish, assistant director, Center for Earth and Space Science Education at Tyler College, Class of ’12.
- Matthew Blake Horn, electrical and instrumentation estimator, Chicago Bridge & Iron, Class of ’12.
- Tyler Keith, radiation technician, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Class of ’11.