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Student Spotlight: Kelly Behlen


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Engineering major aiming for career at JPL/NASA

Kelly Behlen, 42, is earning her Associate of Science (A.S.) in Engineering Fundamentals at Inver Hills Community College. Kelly is on track to graduate from Inver Hills in June 2023 with plans to transfer to the College of Science and Engineering at the University of Minnesota.

“I plan on studying either aerospace or mechanical engineering,” she said. “I am uncertain at this point—possibly mechatronics engineering for robotics, as I love Lunar/Mars rover research.”

Kelly is an exceptionally engaged student on the Inver Hills campus. She participates in Student Senate and serves on the Student Outreach and Search Advisory committees. She is co-president of Math Club and Engineering Club and will serve as a student ambassador to the U.S. Congress in March 2022.

Kelly’s plans for after college are centered on building a career in the aerospace industry. Her goal is to work for the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) on Mars and Lunar rover projects. JPL is funded by NASA and managed by the California Institute of Technology (Caltech).

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