Deaf People in Astronomy and Rocket Science: Julia Velasquez

Julia Velasquez

Read more about Julia Velasquez and her space! interests. 

Julia had an early vocation for outer space, she was given her first telescope when she was ten years old and her father would wake her up at dawn to watch meteor showers. Since then, her resume has been full of training and experiences: she graduated in Biology from Gallaudet University, was selected for internships at the NASA Academy and at the Kennedy Space Center, worked as a researcher at the National Institutes of Health and at the University of Rochester Medical Center, lived for a few years in Sweden, where she held various responsibilities in the Swedish National Association of Deaf Youth (Sveriges Dövas Ungdomsförbund) and the European Union of Deaf Youth (EUDY), and has traveled to more than 30 countries around the world.

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