NSSC Communication Specialist
Ms. Venetia Gonzales has been working in the NSSC Business and Administration Office as a member of the Customer Satisfaction and Communication Branch. Ms. Gonzales is responsible for developing communication plans and strategies to support effective change management and evaluating existing strategies and plans for disseminating information regarding changes in services or impacts on NASA customers and stakeholders. She determines the most expeditious and appropriate avenues for dissemination. In addition, she utilizes various communication principles, methods, practices and techniques to convey information about the NSSC mission and programs to a variety of audiences, both internal and external.
Ms. Gonzales is a U.S. Navy First Class Petty Officer veteran and has served as a Civil Servant since 2003. Prior to her arrival at the NSSC, she served as a Visual Information Specialist, Public Affairs Specialist, and an Illustrator for the Department of the Defense (DoD). Her outstanding visual communication skills provide her the ability to graphically design, create, edit, and release a myriad internal and public information including newsletters, posters, reference guides, promotional materials, document templates and briefing materials in support of NSSC business activities.
Her recent accomplishments involve developing improved marketing and communication efforts for surveying participants in the FY13 NSSC Broad-Based surveys project which resulted in achieving a 21 percent response rate, a percentage unprecedented for the NSSC.
Ms. Gonzales’ extensive interest in promoting Diversity and Inclusion and Equal Opportunity within the NSSC and NASA provided her an opportunity to collaborate with the NSSC Diversity and EO Office and the Stennis Space Center (SSC) site-wide Diversity Council in planning a wide variety of programs and activities to further equal opportunity and diversity and inclusion initiatives.
Ms. Gonzales has supported several NASA outreach opportunities and work in association with SSC affiliates such as: Essence Fest Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Awards Corporation (HENACC), and Diversity Works. The education and outreach activities focus on helping area residents learn about NASA and Stennis’s role in the future of space exploration as well as promote the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) programs.
She planned and delivered the SSC site-wide Hispanic Heritage Month program and videos which highlight some of the contributions of Hispanics throughout our nation. In addition she produced several NSSC Diversity Months videos that were published on the NASA Headquarters YouTube site. One of these was a Hispanic Heritage Month video which received approximately 6,000 views. Her efforts awarded her an NSSC Achiever of the Quarter Certificate and resulted in her nomination for the NSSC Employee of the Quarter.
Ms. Gonzales has received three Navy Achievement Medals during her active duty military career and several NASA Certificates of Appreciation.
She is a native of Los Angeles, California where she earned her Associate Degree and currently attends Tulane University, in New Orleans, La
NASA Shared Services Center (NSSC), located on the grounds of NASA Stennis Space Center in Mississippi.
The NSSC performs selected business activities for all NASA Centers in financial management, human resources, information technology, procurement and business support services.
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