Natalie is a Rocket Scientist and Explorer. Extraordinary experiences have shaped her dreams of becoming an astronaut; whether learning to fly, driving a solar-powered car across North America, or building space robotics. Natalie was recently named one of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women by the Women’s Executive Network, a Forbes 30 under 30 2015, and “a vocal advocate for women in technology” by The Financial Post. Dare to achieve the impossible!
Grateful to have a voice for women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) in this piece for Fast Company. We share our stories as part of the narrative about space careers hoping to inspire others to consider space too.
A recently posted article in Glamour magazine explores the four women astronauts possibly one day bound for Mars. Astronauts Nicole Aunapu Mann, Anne McClain, Jessica Meir, and Christina Hammock Koch, based out of NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston would all love a ticket. When asked about a mission to Mars, Dava Newman, NASA’s deputy administrator says “This will be the longest, farthest, and most ambitious space-exploration mission in history”. And yet… Read More
Ever since reading a National Geographic article about a tree-climbing scientist and his team measuring and studying giant sequoias, I have wanted to visit Sequoia National Park. I finally had an opportunity to see the majestic trees in person on a recent shoulder season backpacking trip to California. From Los Angeles, the route involved heading North to Sequoia National Park, East to Death Valley National Park, and then South to Joshua Tree… Read More