University of Southampton
Masters in Space Systems Engineering
Boston Scientific, Tranquility Aerospace and Deep Space Industries
Propulsion and Systems Engineer
I work for a company called Bradford Space. We are an international company who’ve been building engines and parts for spacecrafts for a few years now. We’re planning on building our own spacecraft soon to send us to asteroids.
Silly, hardworking and enthusiastic about the future of space travel
Hey everyone! I’m an international space nerd. I grew up in a few European countries (most of my childhood spent in Kinvara, Galway) and ended up getting a Masters in Space Systems Engineering from the University of Southampton. I moved to America last year to work as a space propulsion engineer at an asteroid mining company. In my spare time I like to climb trees and game with my friends.
I'm a space propulsion engineer!
My work is designing and building rocket engines which will propel our future asteroid mining spacecrafts and those of many others who are exploring our solar system.
My Typical Day
Blowing things up (safely) and playing with spacecrafts systems
I would pass on the money to the University of Limericks engineering school to fund outreach programs like ‘Girls Rule Stem Summit’ and ‘Inspire Summer Enrichment Program’
How would you describe yourself in 3 words?
Nerdy, spacey, kind
What's the best thing you've done in your career?
Helped build/fire an engine that had never been built before
What or who inspired you to follow your career?
Sci Fi writers, tv shows and the sky at night
What was your favourite subject at school?
What did you want to be after you left school?
An engineer or scientist
Were you ever in trouble at school?
All the time
If you weren't doing this job, what would you choose instead?
Who is your favourite singer or band?
What's your favourite food?
Chocolate in all of it's glorious forms
What is the most fun thing you've done?
If you had 3 wishes for yourself what would they be? - be honest!
To be where I am, doing what I'm doing but in a world where everyone gets to do what they want
Tell us a joke.
There are two types of people in the world: 1. Those who can extrapolate from incomplete data 2...