Jessie Graff wanted to be a superhero like the ones she saw on TV ever since she was 12 years old. A professional stunt woman, Jessie skyrocketed to fame after appearing on the show American Ninja Warrior, in which she has achieved many firsts, including being the first woman to be invited to
Shawna Robinson is a former NASCAR driver who has competed in all three of NASCAR’s national touring series and is one of only three women to compete in the Daytona 500. Robinson currently works as a designer for her company Shawna Robinson Design and started her business, Happy Chair, which
Alison Levine never set out to climb ALL of the seven summits “on purpose.” Rather, this incredible achievement of hers came more as a serendipitous coincidence. She mentioned that as a child she had always been intrigued by mountaineers and polar explorers. One day a light bulb went off for
Alexandra Avakian was first drawn to photography because of her dad, filmmaker and photographer Aram Avakian. From a young age, her father explained the top photo essays of LIFE Magazine, showing her how they were masterfully shot and edited to tell powerful stories. At age nine, she told
Artemis Koch wears many hats. She is a CPA, world operations traveler, and a university advisor. Q: Let’s start with some background. Describe what you do and how you arrived there. A: I run the global operations office at the University of Pennsylvania, assisting with travel logistics and
Natalie Panek is a rocket scientist at MDA’s Robotics and Automotive division in Toronto, Ontario where she works on a team building the ExoMars 2020 rover. An aspiring astronaut, Natalie earned her undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering and her master’s degree in aerospace engineering.
Elizabeth Werner had her life all planned out: studying political science, going to law school, and fulfilling her dream of becoming a lawyer for life. Then a chance event changed her whole life. After having great national and international internship immersion experiences in a variety of
For Erin Spencer, her love for the ocean conservancy began at the age of fifteen with her first dive off the coast of the Florida Keys. It was at that time that she knew that this was a topic she wanted to learn more about. Growing up in a rural area in Maryland, Erin was an outdoorsy girl who