Natalie Panek is a rocket scientist, adventurer, and advocate for women in technology and engineering. She has had some extraordinary experiences that have shaped her dreams of becoming an astronaut, including her grit and perseverance at applying and being rejected not once, not twice but 4 times by NASA before she earned her internship at NASA’s Goddard Spaceflight Center and Ames Research Center, where she worked on a mission to Mars.

Natalie is an intelligent, insightful and energetic speaker whose powerful storytelling and unrivalled passion for ideas inspires audiences to embrace the learning process: demand the most of themselves, commit to a goal, and develop intellectual fortitude.




Tying into our theme of Shared Perspectives, Clear Vision, Natalie will be sharing her knowledge and experience in the areas of utilizing shared perspectives, collaboration and innovation to achieve success. Details of Natalie’s presentation will be available in the coming weeks.


Date: Monday, April 27, 2020

Time: TBD

Venue: South Okanagan Event Centre in Penticton