Young Alumni of the Year
Awarded to a graduate under age 40 who has achieved distinction through exceptional contributions to our international, national, state or community welfare.
The Young Alumni of the Year honor is awarded to a graduate under age 40 who has achieved distinction through exceptional contributions to our international, national, state or community welfare. This year’s Baylor Young Alumna of the Year is Richa Sirohi, B.S. ’18, of Pasadena, California, End-to End Information Systems Engineer for NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
Sirohi works on the communication architecture for the NISAR project – an advanced radar imaging satellite system that will provide unprecedented, detailed views of Earth’s most complex processes. In addition, she has worked on the Psyche Mission, the Mars Perseverance Rover, the Cold Atom Laboratory and a Lunar Mission Concept, among others.
Sirohi is passionate about building diverse communities, engaging in educational outreach in schools, mentoring student interns and inspiring young women to pursue careers in STEM. Sirohi founded the Jet Propulsion Lab’s Early Career Community and is the 2021 recipient of the NASA-JPL Bruce Murray Award for her work in educational outreach.