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.
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
I recently had the opportunity to participate in the Arc’teryx Climbing Academy in Squamish, B.C. The motivation: how can we empower more women to participate in outdoor sports? Our conversations centered around celebrating our humanity rather than celebrity, and creating safe and welcoming spaces for people and underrepresented groups to participate in the outdoors. There are barriers to entry in outdoor pursuits, but also barriers along the pipeline. It is not enough… Read More
This article is a great read on the European Space Agency’s ExoMars rover program. The rover is scheduled to launch in 2020, with a Canadian built chassis and locomotion system: essentially the frame of the rover with its legs, wheels, motors, and sensors that allow it to deploy, drive, and steer on Mars. The article shows a cool video of one of the prototypes used for testing, as well as a time lapse… Read More