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Emily Dawn Calandrelli
May 18, 1987
|Alma mater||West Virginia University|
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
|Known for||Host of Xploration Station|
Emily Dawn Calandrelli is the host and producer of Xploration Outer Space.
Early life and education
Emily Calandrelli grew up in Morgantown, West Virginia and attended West Virginia University As a student, she won numerous academic awards. She became a Truman Scholar which led to her working for one summer in Washington, D.C. for her US Representative Alan B. Mollohan. In 2009, she was named to the USA Today all-academic team, won the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship, and was voted Ms. Mountaineer. She later graduated with a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering and Aerospace Engineering in 2010.
Subsequently, Calandrelli attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where she obtained an M.S. degree in Aeronautics and Astronautics as well an M.S. degree in Technology and Policy in 2013. As a Harvard NASA Tournament Lab visiting scholar, she assisted organizations in using crowdsourcing to solve technical challenges.
Calandrelli is a professional speaker and presents on the topics of space exploration, scientific literacy, and equality of the sexes in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics). Calandrelli is also a contributing writer at TechCrunch.
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