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Fellowships & Awards

Brooke Owens Fellowship

I was the only international student 2019 Brooke Owens Fellowship recipient and was matched with Bryce Space and Technology as my host company and Sirisha Bandla (Director, Virgin Orbit Washington, D.C.) as my mentor. 


Created to honor the legacy of a beloved space industry pioneer and accomplished pilot, Dawn Brooke Owens (1980 – 2016), the Brooke Owens Fellowship is designed to serve both as an inspiration and as a career boost to capable young women and other gender minorities who, like Brooke, aspire to explore our sky and stars, to shake up the aerospace industry, and to help their fellow people here on planet Earth. Brooke Owens Fellows are selected for their talent, their experience to date, their commitment to service, and their creativity. 

During the summer, all Fellows come together for an exclusive, one-of-a-kind Summit, making valuable connections and learning important skills. In addition to team projects and one-on-one mentoring sessions, the Summit features intense, private Q&A sessions with Congresswomen, astronauts, CEOS, and company founders.

By earning her spot in the program, each Fellow is forever included in the Brooke Owens Fellowship network—including an open and direct line of communication to our program founders, mentors, host companies, and supporters—in addition to the other extraordinary and passionate women in our alumnae network. 

The application was one of the most challenging processes and you can find my materials attached below. 

AIAA Diversity Scholarship

International Astronautical Congress

I received a 2019 AIAA Diversity Scholarship to attend the International Astronautical Congress. Expenses for the week-long event was funded by The Boeing Company and Aurora Flight Sciences. We received a tour of the Boeing facility in Washington, D.C., and engaged in Q&A sessions with the panelists of engineers and early career professionals there.


The AIAA Diversity Scholars Program seeks to provide opportunities for underrepresented university students pursuing a degree in aerospace to attend an AIAA forum. AIAA forums draw professionals and students from around the world. Scholars have the opportunity to expand their network, learn about opportunities available in the aerospace industry, and hear from engineers and scientists on the latest research and development findings helping to shape the future of aerospace. 

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