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

Alexandria, Virginia


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Biographical Information:

Natalia Chabebe 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 taught high school physics as well as computer-aided design at Hillcrest High School in Jamaica, Queens for two years. She is currently teaching physics and modern physics at Columbia Preparatory School in Manhattan.

Past Events Hosted By This Ambassador:

Yuri's Night
Red Bear Brewery

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

Exoplanets are Everywhere
Columbia Preparatory School

City of Science
Staten Island South Shore YMCA

Hubble Hangout - Super Jupiter
Columbia Preparatory School

Past Events Collaborated On By This Ambassador:

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

Sun Earth Day
American Museum of Natural History

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Last Updated: 15 Oct 2019