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!
I was recently contacted by Instagram for a feature interview and post in order to celebrate Canada Day! I was more than happy to share some of my passions (space exploration, the outdoors, advocating for women in STEM) and how exactly I planned to spend the holiday!…in case you’re curious it was backpacking back home in Jasper National Park. Check out the feature and feel free to like it here.
I never imagined I would have the opportunity to meet Canada’s Prime Minister. The opportunity unfolded through an education campaign (#EducationCan) hosted via Instagram, where myself and other young Canadians were featured on Mr.Trudeau’s Instagram page, discussing how our educations have shaped where we are today (personally pursuing a dream of space travel and one representing Canada beyond the boundaries of Earth!). This campaign transformed into a private round table discussion on… Read More
This post is slightly delayed but I wanted to share an amazing conference I spoke at a few weeks ago, at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics. The Perimeter Institute hosted an inspirational half day conference in April to bring together like minded young women with a strong interest in science and expose them to the rewards, challenges and possibilities of a career in science. It was truly an inspiring day and… Read More