• Brooke Owens Fellow, Class of 2018
  • North Carolina State University,  Mechanical Engineering, ‘20
  • Host Institution: The Spaceship Company
  • Mentor: Diana Trujillo

Mercedes “Sadie” McCarthy is a student studying Mechanical Engineering at North Carolina State University. Although Sadie has always been interested in a STEM career, she found herself falling for the aerospace industry when she realized that nothing else could satisfy her innate curiosity quite like space could. Filled with a passion for questions and discovery, Sadie decided to dedicate her life and career to uncovering the wonders of the cosmos.

As a student at NC State, Sadie has devoted her time to learning how to be an effective engineer and leader. She is a College of Engineering Ambassador, a mentor to 36 first year engineering students in the Engineering Village on campus, a Teaching Assistant for an Introduction to Engineering & Problem Solving class, and is also an active member in High Powered Rocketry Club at NC State. In addition, Sadie enjoys taking part in STEM outreach events around Raleigh, and is looking forward to going on an Alternative Service Break to Iceland this semester to learn about sustainable energy.

As a Brooke Owens Fellow, Sadie will work at The Spaceship Company.