Natalie is an Aerospace Engineer 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!
Looking up at the sky makes it seem like anything is possible, like you can dream big and it will all come true. I had a very unique opportunity earlier this year to collaborate on a small film, Path Among the Stars, in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the moon landing! The film (filmed on location at the University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies (UTIAS)) celebrates the next generation of… Read More
Almost 20 years ago Roberta Bondar autographed one of her books for me (signed “Reach for the stars Natalie, and I’ll see you there”). After 20+ years chasing a dream of becoming an astronaut (no, I am not one yet!), I am part of a museum exhibit alongside her, as well as Canadian Physician Shawna Pandya. Just unbelievable! If you are in Toronto, you MUST check out the Women In Space exhibit… Read More
Super stoked and over the moon that the small film “Space to Explore” that I had the opportunity to collaborate on has been selected to show at the Banff Mountain Film Festival. We are officially a 2018 Banff Mountain Film Competition Finalist! The festival runs from Oct 27 to Nov 4, 2018 in beautiful Banff, Alberta. 75+ insanely inspirational films will be showing, in addition to exhibits, workshops and free events. Not only… Read More