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  • Brooke Owens Fellow, Class of 2017
  • Georgia Tech, Mechanical Engineering, ‘17
  • Host Institution: Blue Origin
  • Mentor: Dava Newman

Golda Nguyen is a Mechanical Engineer and an alumna of Georgia Tech. Inspired by STEAM communicators and leaders like Carl Sagan and Dava Newman--the latter of whom would become her mentor through the Brooke Owens Fellowship Program--Golda realized her passion for the aerospace field because she believes it enables us to inspire and uplift others, to understand more about ourselves in the vast cosmos, and to be more empathetic and caring to one another and our Spaceship Earth. 

As a student, Golda served as a Mechanical Engineering Ambassador and President of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and was also involved in the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) and the Women in Engineering M&M Mentoring Program. Additionally, she has interned at NASA's Glenn Research Center, NASA's Armstrong Flight Research Center, and Pratt & Whitney.

As a Brooke Owens Fellow, Golda worked at Blue Origin, where she modeled and conducted development testing on a thermal control system for the New Shepard Crew Capsule.