Brooke Owens Fellow, Class of 2017
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Spaceflight Operations, '18
Host Institution: Mojave Air and Space Port
Mentor: Michelle Murray
Current Position: Satellite Systems Engineer at The Boeing Company
From Lake City, Florida, Hayley first developed her passion for engineering and STEM education in her high school robotics program. Inspired by her mentor, who was a prior NASA engineer she pursued opportunities through FIRST Robotics Competition and the NASA Women in STEM High School (WISH) Aerospace Scholars education program. She decided to pursue a degree in aerospace, focusing on systems engineering and space environments.
While in college, Hayley was active in her university community as a Cross Country & Track athlete and as president and co-founder of the Spaceflight Sciences, Policy, and Operations Club (SSPOC). Prior to the Fellowship, her internships included positions in office management, civil engineering, additive manufactured propulsion development, and general space research and documentation.
As a Brooke Owens Fellow, Hayley worked as an ‘Operations Intern’ at Mojave Air and Space Port. Here she assessed the facilities, active Test Site Area operations, and options for future developments. She investigated and proposed recommendations for safety response plans and related spaceport operations. She utilized her knowledge of both spaceport regulations and the evolving industry trends to cater to the needs of current and future spaceport tenants.
Currently, Hayley works for The Boeing Company in Southern California as a systems engineer. She is participating in the Satellite Systems Rotation Program, which offers the opportunity to try various different systems roles as an early career engineer. In her free time, Hayley enjoys going to the dog park with her dog Soupy and watching documentaries. Hayley also volunteers as a FIRST Robotics mentor to her hometown FRC team, Team 3556 GET SMART and as an Advisory Board Member to The Mars Generation.