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Jakarta Post

Wish upon the moon: Woman’s dream takes her from Costa Rica to NASA

  • Irawaty Wardany

    The Jakarta Post

Stockholm, Sweden   /   Sat, March 16 2019   /  01:52 am

Watching Neil Armstrong on television as he became the first person to step foot on the moon on July 20, 1969, became vividly ingrained in little Sandra Cauffman’s memory, along with his famous quote, “One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind”.However, it was her mother’s support that gave her the courage to pursue her dream. “You can do something big if you want to,” her mother told her, as she recalled last Friday during the Women in Tech conference in Stockholm that coincided with International Women’s Day.“I told my mom I want to go to the moon someday and my mother, instead of telling me to forget it, considering we’re from Costa Rica and we were poor, told me to just put my mind to it and work very hard,” she said.The annual Women in Tech conference featured dozens of keynote speakers including Sophia Bendz, a former global marketing director for music...