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Directory of Ambassadors: Natalia Jasper
Natalia Jasper
Natalia Jasper
Member Since 2015

Alexandria, Virginia

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Biographical Information:

Natalia Jasper was born in Ecuador but spent most of her early education years living in Queens, New York. She moved back to her native Ecuador during her high school years and returned to attend college at Stevens Institute of Technology. She earned a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering with high honors. Upon graduation she worked as a mechanical design engineer designing, manufacturing, and testing space hardware for the Orion spacecraft. While working full time as an engineer she also obtained a master's degree in mechanical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

These experiences allowed Natalia to follow her passion and love for engineering and science, but they also drove home how rare it was to be a young Latina in engineering, and how necessary it was for there to be more diversity in the STEM fields. After working as an engineer for four years, Natalia transitioned into a teaching career where she felt she could be a role model for young women interested in math and science. Natalia is currently a math and physics teacher at Sidwell Friends School in Washington D.C.

Past Events Hosted By This Ambassador:

Journey to Space
Sidwell Friends School/Smithsonian Air and Space MUseum

NASA in the 1960's
Sidwell Friends School

How to Survive in Space
Columbia Preparatory School

Happy 25th Birthday Hubble!
Columbia Preparatory School

So You Want to Be a Martian Live Webinar
NASA Education's Digital Learning Network

Past Events Collaborated On By This Ambassador:

Sun Earth Day
American Museum of Natural History

World Science Festival -Washington Square Park, NY
Washington Square Park (next to New York University)

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Last Updated: 16 Jan 2020