Aida Yoguely was born and raised in Puerto Rico and occasionally traveled to her parents' homeland Colombia. She attended CROEM, Puerto Rico's top boarding high school, specialized in science and mathematics. Aida earned her Bachelor of Science degree and her Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Over the course of her career she has amassed 7 engineering internship experiences at 5 different NASA field centers.
She enjoys imparting hard science in an entertaining manner to the public. Aida Yoguely is passionate about producing web videos that are both educational and engaging.
Aida served as a structural engineer at the NASA Johnson Space Center supporting the Orion spacecraft and the Journey to Mars. Aida Yoguely has performed research on graphene and carbon nanotube based electrodes for electrochemical supercapacitors at the NASA Ames Research Center. She also developed a solid state ultracapacitor using novel dielectric materials at the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center. Aida Yoguely designed an infrared system for non-destructive evaluation of materials, which she used to inspect flight components from the Global Precipitation Measurement satellite and the Magnetospheric Multiscale Mission satellite at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. She has over 4 years of experience, at Georgia Tech's SMART Lab, researching the processing of high quality lead zirconate titanate (PZT) and other ferroelectric thin films, and their dielectric and piezoelectric characterization, for their integration in high performance micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) as sensors and actuators.