Edward Rogers

NASA/GSFC, Code 100

From growing up in Saudi Arabia, to attending boarding school in India, and then doing relief work in Lebanon, I learned to value diversity in this world. Yet, when I arrived at Goddard, I assumed that I had to be formal and serious to be heard. I soon found out that the people of NASA are just as human as everyone else, facing the same challenges to their goals and sharing the same excitement about what lies ahead. Throughout my life I have learned and relearned a universal truth: no matter where you live, work, or play, life is a game. And when you recognize that anything can be a game, playing your way through it is so much better than simply letting life play you. This is my story about how I learned to help others learn to play it better. From Pause-and-Learn workshops to case studies and Road to Mission Success, I learned how to make a difference, and that has made all the difference for me.