Student Participant in the
LAPIS Student Test Mission Program
Who I Am
My name is Deisy. I grew up in Los Angeles, Ca. and lived there for 17
years. As a kid, I liked to read scary books like Goosebumps. When I was
in elementary and junior high I wanted to be a lawyer.
that I experienced growing up was the difference in race. I am Hispanic
and when I was in elementary school my teacher told me that if you dont
go to school you will never be anything in life. Well my parents never
went to school and they arent too bad off. But after this I felt
bad because I felt like my parents werent anything important. I
would cry and even to the point that I was embarrassed.
Right now I live in a small town outside of Bakersfield. I have two birds.
One is a cockatoo and the other is a love bird. We all love to swim and
How I Got Involved in Mars
first became interested in the Mars Exploration Rover mission when my
computer teacher told us about an educational project with the test rover
and asked us to write short autobiography. Then he choose the members
of project, called LAPIS 3.
In order to prepare we had to read a lot. They would give us packets
of information to look over.
I really liked meeting the other team members from around the world.
My role models are both my parents. My father for teaching me to work
hard for what I believe in. And my mother for showing me I can be anything.
One day I would like to be a mentor and help children that need a hand.