Julia Gaubatz

  • Brooke Owens Fellow, Class of 2019

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Aerospace Engineering, '21

  • Host Institution: Blue Origin

  • Mentor: Kathy Laurini

Julia Gaubatz attends the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where she studies aerospace engineering as a member of the Class of 2021.

She is the President of MIT Rocket Team—which has entered into an informal collegiate space race along with a few other universities across the country—with the goal of flying and recovering a student-built rocket from beyond the Kármán line.

Julia has interned at The Aerospace Corporation working in the iLab, Aerospace’s innovation initiative. She also did work in MIT’s Man Vehicle Lab (now Human Systems Lab), supporting tests to map the human skin. This is an early step in the development of the next generation of spacesuits, which utilize mechanical counter-pressure and allow more movement than traditional extravehicular mobility units (EMUs).

Julia is also a member of MIT Women in Aerospace Engineering, and enjoys running and sewing.

As a Brooke Owens Fellow, she will work at Blue Origin in Kent, Washington.