Mercedes Herreras Martinez

Mercedes Herreras Martinez


Mercedes Herreras Martinez is a space-systems engineer at NASA's Ames Research Center and currently the Risk Manager and Technical Interchange Lead Mission System Engineer on NASA VIPER mission, a lunar rover aiming to look for water on the Moon. Previously, she worked at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, where she helped design a CubeSat and helped develop a magnetometer to study Jupiter's moon Europa. Mercedes speaks Catalan, Spanish, English and French fluently in addition to knowing Russian. She studied aerospace engineering in college and graduate school. In college, she also was a regional champion in the 800-meter dash in track and field, and now enjoys a variety of sports from surfing, to snowboarding to spearfishing. And she loves her motorcycle! Mercedes loves playing the piano and the guitar.

Silicon 2022

Creating The Improbable.

We believe in every single person’s ability to create the improbable and to learn about themselves and the world in the process. Like any artifact worth searching for, sometimes all it takes is a bit of digging in the right place to find your unique ability. We seek to aid in this endeavor.

At SiliCon with Adam Savage, our goal is to bring together people who have long histories of creating, from filmmakers and actors, to artists, authors, engineers, scientists, technologists, and makers to share their creativity and enthusiasm. We know that the sum of all this interaction is greater than its individual parts. We celebrate the spark we get when we meet new people, surmount new challenges, exult and share with each other.

Adam Savage | SiliCon Creative Director