A newly named National Geographic Emerging Explorer, Grace spent the summer working with NASA’s Frontier Development Lab creating 3D models of asteroids. She earned her BSc in mechanical and ocean engineering at MIT and is currently a Marshall Scholar and PhD candidate with Oxford University’s Ocean Research & Conservation Group. An avid sailor and diver, she’s participated in five marine expeditions on four continents. Her work experience includes helping to design, build, and text submersible and aerial robots that have deployed in the Arctic, Antarctic, Atlantic, and Pacific Oceans. In 2014 she was an aquanaut on Fabien Cousteau’s Mission 31, living and working on the ocean floor for two weeks in the Aquarius underwater lab. Grace will speak to students about marine robotics and the future of ocean exploration.
Check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3PggYALmOpM