Meet Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory's
MARY ANN SAUNDERS

Careers - Mary Ann’s Story
 High School Sweetheart
Mary Ann’s Story
High School Sweetheart
Mary Ann hoped to be a teacher, but changed career paths after she met “the one” in high school—physics. Through the class, she realized her love of science and eventually went on to study engineering at Lehigh University. She then discovered APL at a career fair and has been with the company—and physics—ever since.
Careers - What Mary Ann Does
 Lead RF Systems Engineer
What Mary Ann Does
Lead RF Systems Engineer
Mary Ann sneaks into the lab early to get her managerial tasks out of the way while things are still quiet. After going over budgets and timelines, she might teleconference with one of her government sponsors or have a chance to work on prototypes. Her afternoons are dedicated to lab time, where she troubleshoots and troubleshoots some more to perfect her team’s systems.
 
 
“APL really gives us the opportunity to learn and ask questions without feeling like you’re bothering the people who know the answers.”
 
“APL really gives us the opportunity to learn and ask questions without feeling like you’re bothering the people who know the answers.”
 
 
“Be yourself. Tell us your interests and ideas. There’s probably something we’re doing that’s right up your alley.”
 
“Be yourself. Tell us your interests and ideas. There’s probably something we’re doing that’s right up your alley.”