Jillian will discuss how passion for a dream can provide all the drive that you need in life. Not only is passion something that can encourage self-motivation, but it can inspire others to be more driven in their own lives. Jillian’s source of inspiration comes from the love of space exploration. She will talk about how how her dreams came to be, what she has done to achieve them, and how drive is something that she has thrived on for the 18 years that she has wanted to be an astronaut.
Jillian recently graduated from The Ohio State University in the Class of 2016 with honors in the degree of Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering and a minor in International Studies, Security and Intelligence. She is a two-time Astronaut Scholar, an honor she received for two different research projects. This scholarship has allowed her to befriend several astronauts and has been a new-found source of motivation in her life.
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