Amanda is an engineer at the European Space Agency in Earth Observation Future Missions. She will share what inspired her to go into the space field and how her perspective helped her to overcome many obstacles to get where she is today. She will share her philosophy that people are like satellites and she will take you on a journey, which is truly out of this world.
A trailblazer in the technology of space craft design, Amanda is an engineer at the European Space Agency, Earth Observation Future Missions, a role that seemed impossible to her fourteen year old self!
Amanda was incorrectly streamed at school and not allowed to take A-Level Mathematics. This could have stopped her career in its tracks but through sheer perseverance she overcame this early set back, going on to study engineering at Brunel University, before developing her interest in space mission design with a Masters Degree in Austin, Texas USA.
Amanda works closely with NASA A-Train Mission Operation Working Group and many other national space agencies. In her spare time she is a careers coach encouraging others to discover their best version of themselves! Amanda talks about the importance of being able to change your perspective when everything seems against you.
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx