In late December “Hidden Figures” premiered, a movie about three African-American women mathematicians who helped NASA launch the first American into space. My family and I were so excited to see this film that we watched the movie as soon as it came out! It was inspiring to see strong black female protagonists in a portrayal of a pivotal moment in the history of space travel. We loved the movie and strongly recommend it for more reasons than I can list here.
Shortly before “Hidden Figures” hit the movie theaters, my daughter Alisa and I had the pleasure of recording Spanish overdubs for NASA. We lent our voices to two knowledgeable female engineers who serve as instructors (Alisa’s character was also an astronaut).
One of the things we love about being voiceover artists is the joy and honor of partnering with inspiring educational producers who create bilingual content that will impact Hispanics in the United States. The NASA videos we overdubbed in Spanish are aimed at encouraging Hispanics, especially women, to pursue careers in engineering.
Much as “Hidden Figures” motivates the next generation of genius women of color to pursue STEM, the voiceovers we did with NASA allow us to join in this incredibly important mission. Representation matters! “Hidden Figures” and our overdubs are proof of this.
We are grateful to Robert F. Azzardi and Tracy A. Sprouse of the NASA Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, for entrusting their series of educational videos to our family and for their appreciation of our passion for just this type of project.
Agradecemos de todo corazón la oportunidad de usar nuestras voces para el NASA Glenn Research Center en Cleveland y en particular queremos darle las gracias a Robert F. Azzardi y Tracy A. Sprouse, quienes confiaron en nuestras voces y pasión justamente por este tipo de proyecto de locución.