PROJECTS

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Shooting for the Stars 

Published by The O'Brien Press and illustrated by Jennifer Farley, Shooting for the Stars takes readers on a journey beyond our Earth and explores many of the fun facts about space exploration, as well as delving into my space journey so far. Winner of An Post Children's book of the year, senior, 2019.

Join me as I bring readers, young and old, on a journey to the stars. Available online and worldwide through Amazon and O'Brien Press and in-store at all good Irish book sellers.

Speaking engagements | Panels | Events

I am an experienced communicator and I have collaborated with range of clients including An Post, Microsoft Ireland, VodafoneAnalog Devices, EY, Pfizer, Regeneron, the Environmental Protection Agency and others over the past number of years. I regularly deliver keynote speeches, I have participated in numerous panels and events and presented at various conferences. Check out some testimonials on the 'About Me' page.

Herstory | 2020

As part of the Herstory on RTÉ project, schoolchildren across Ireland were asked to nominate the women who inspire them, and to explain why. From hundreds of entries, 6 were chosen to become the subjects of original RTÉ animations.

I was nominated by a young girl, Clara, and my story was made into an animation by Daily Madness Productions and shown on RTEjn.

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Space Camp | 2020

Cadbury Dairy Milk Freddo Treasures Family Space Camp is a virtual 5 part series, presented by myself and Mark Langtry (Mark The Science Guy), taking you on a journey to the stars!

Packed full of fun, information, interviews, location visits, activities, and lots more. Join myself and Mark as we explore what it takes to become an astronaut. Learn about space food, space suits, space walks and so much more. 

The series is available to watch online, through The Irish Times, HERE

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Outreach & Volunteering 

Every year, I volunteer my time and dedicate time and effort to outreach initiatives and working with non profits. This includes:

In 2017, I co-founded a non profit called Inspire Space, aimed at opening up space opportunities for others. In 2018, I received the PoSSUM Science Educator award, for volunteering a significant amount of time engaging the younger generation.  

In 2019, alongside 12 other PoSSUM participants, we founded the PoSSUM13 initiative to create more opportunities for young girls in the area of space science and I led this initiative in Ireland, see HERE.