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Sabrina Nicacio

Sabrina Nicacio

MIT Department: Aeronautics and Astronautics
Faculty Mentor: Prof. Zachary Cordero
Research Supervisor: Christopher Carter and Ignacio Rodriguez Barber
Undergraduate Institution: Princeton University
Hometown: Salvador, Bahia, Brazil
Website: LinkedIn


Sabrina is a rising junior studying Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Princeton University and a Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Fellow. Previously in Prof. Grace Gao’s Navigation and Autonomous Vehicles (NAV) Lab at Stanford University, Sabrina worked on developing navigation algorithms for multi-robot systems using Ultra-Widebands ranging radios. At Stanford, the project she worked on was a partnership with the NASA Jet Propulsion Lab, and the technology will be implemented in NASA’s future rover missions, including the CADRE lunar rovers (Cooperative Autonomous Distributed Robotic Explorers) that are expected to go to the Moon with Artemis missions. At Princeton, Sabrina is a Senator for the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), President of the Black Arts Company, and a member of the DiSiac Dance Company and Black Arts Collective. Sabrina intends to pursue a Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering to continue developing space exploration ground-breaking technology.

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