A brilliant 12-years old, Alena Wicker is set to start college at Arizona State University, majoring in astronomical and planetary science and chemistry. She plans to be an engineer for NASA someday.
“I always dreamed of being an engineer because throughout my life I liked the building,” Alena told 11Alive about her goal to work at NASA.
Since she was 4-years old, it had always been her dream as she was building NASA-sized Legos.
“She just had a gift for numbers and Lego and science so I started nurturing that gift,” said her mother Daphne McQuarter.