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The All-in-One: Aerospace Engineer, Economist, and Entrepreneur

By Jeffrey Hill | July 22, 2019
      Episode 8 episode of the On Orbit Podcast features Grace Graham, 2019 Brooke Owens Fellow from Utah State University.

      Episode 8 of the On Orbit Podcast features Grace Graham, 2019 Brooke Owens Fellow from Utah State University.

      Mechanical Aerospace Engineer Grace Graham does it all! In addition to being a 2019 Brook Owens Fellow and full-time student Utah State University, she also interns at The Aerospace Corporation, and helps run her own startup Elements Meals – a company she co-founded that creates healthier snack foods for athletes. 

      Like many emerging space professionals of her generation, Grace is combining engineering knowhow with entrepreneurial ambition to establish a strong foothold in our community. In this interview, however, Grace explains why it’s equally important for young space industry professionals to master economics, and how understanding market and supply chain economics can help you become a better engineer and entrepreneur. This career-focused discussion also includes tips on how to get the most out of mentor/mentee relationships, and how to deal with rejection in the early stages of your career.

      Listen to On-Orbit Episode 8 here:

      Episode Notes: 

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      Grace Graham on LinkedIn and Twitter

      Elements Meals (Grace’s health food company)

      Learn more about the Brook Owens Fellowship Program

      Learn more about the Space Dynamics Laboratory at Utah State University