Natalie is an Aerospace Engineer and avid adventurer. Extraordinary experiences have shaped her career and passions; whether learning to fly, driving a solar-powered car across North America, or building space robotics. She is the 2013 recipient of the University of Calgary Graduate of the Last Decade Award, was named on Forbes 2015 30 under 30, and received the University of Calgary’s Schulich School of Engineering Diversity and Equity Alumni Award in 2018.
In my world, problem solving is at the core of every space mission. Dreaming, conceptualizing, designing, building and testing hardware to operate in extreme environments. I have been so lucky to collaborate with Arc’teryx on a very special campaign called The Problem Solvers. Because the world needs more problem solvers. “That we might find ourselves one among many, collaborating, dreaming and designing our way to a better world.” Through this initiative, Arc’teryx… Read More
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