Young Professional Profile February 2019
Name: Kaela Martin
Eden Prairie, MN
Currently lives in
- B.S. Aerospace Engineering, Iowa State University
- B.S. Mathematics, Iowa State University
- M.A. Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering, Purdue University
- Ph.D. Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering, Purdue University
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Prescott
As an assistant professor in aerospace engineering, I teach undergraduate courses in space mechanics and space systems.
As a kid, what did you want to be when you “grew up”?
An accountant since my dad was an accountant and then a historian before I realized I don't enjoy reading history books.
How far can YOU see? Where do you see the aerospace industry 10–20 years from now?
A viable commercial space industry with commercial orbital space flights. Long-term human presence beyond low Earth orbit and more robotic spacecraft exploring planets beyond Earth
One insightful fact you want everyone to know:
Leadership is not just about putting out fires but confronting them before they start.
Engineering education, satellite dynamics, space systems
Rock climbing, mountain biking, and cooking delicious meals