EHP sophomore Michelle Lin, who is studying Aerospace Engineering, Applied Mathematics, and Engineering Physics, earned a Brooke Owens Fellowships to work at SpaceX. The highly competitive program provides paid internships and mentoring to exceptional undergraduate women seeking careers in aviation or space exploration.
The program honors the memory of Brooke Owens, a space industry pioneer and accomplished pilot. Owens’ career took her to NASA, the X-Prize Foundation, the Federal Aviation Administration, and the White House. Her enthusiasm and passion for aerospace led friends and colleagues to create a foundation to inspire and train exceptional undergraduate women with the same zeal for space exploration.
Moving from Taiwan at the age of 9, Michelle has wanted to be an astronaut since she was 6, and still holds the dream of achieving human spaceflight close to her heart.
At CU, Michelle has been involved with the High Altitude Student Platform project at Colorado Space Grant Consortium, COMAP Mathematical Contest in Modeling, and the Engineering Honors Program. As a Greenhouse Scholar — a scholarship based on leadership, accountability, community, and relentlessness — she is dedicated to bringing her experiences and resources to underprivileged and underrepresented students in her community, and she is especially vocal about empowering women and under-resourced students in engineering. She previously interned at the Colorado Capitol, drafting science-informed policy for the state legislature. As the co-founder of Colorado Undergraduates in Science and Policy, she is a strong advocate for scientific policy-making and policy-informed science. Most recently, she worked in the Bioastronautics Laboratory at CU, researching the viability of mixed reality systems in spacecraft habitat design, and she will continue her work through a Johnson Space Center project next semester.
As a Brooke Owens Fellow, Michelle will work at SpaceX on the Vehicle Engineering team.
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