University Services Center, Rm. 108
Luisa is a high-performing professional communicator with 13 years’ experience who is proactive, assertive, deadline-driven, effective, accountable, and focused. She has experience communicating across all levels and managing multiple projects with varied deadlines. She is an independent worker who leads, directs, assists, coordinates, design systems, and facilitates projects that maximize efficiencies. Luisa enjoys promoting a culture of service excellence, collaboration, diversity, respect, and contributes to a positive work environment.
With assistance from senior leadership, Luisa manages University-wide communications and public relations efforts, including external media relations and internal communications. She aggressively seeks opportunities to generate local, regional, and national media coverage with informative, compelling stories about the University, its programs, students, faculty, alumni, events, and institutional initiatives. She also prepares and councils University representatives for public appearances, including media interviews and public speeches.
In 2005, Luisa earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi and began working at the Island University in 2015.
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi has been selected to receive funding from the U.S. Department of Education, under its Title V-Developing Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI) Program. The grant, funded at $561,711 for the first annual budget period, will start Oct. 1 and is anticipated to be renewed four more years for a total award of $2.8 million.
In the Texas Coastal Bend, the partnership will launch a first-of-its-kind pilot AI certificate program between TAMU-CC and DMC that will teach AI to a community college audience, and broaden participation by creating a pipeline for underrepresented students in different parts of the country. Through the institute, private industry partners, along with the National Center for Atmospheric Research, internships and mentoring programs for underrepresented groups and unique workforce retraining modules will be created to engage users in learning AI for environmental applications.
Currently, Pickett is part of the team engineering the xEMU, a next generation space suit that will be used on the International Space Station. The suit will also be used to support the Artemis III mission, which will land the first woman and next man on the moon in 2024. Pickett’s role on the team is maintaining project-level technical plans, as well as working closely with other specialized engineer teams.