Julia Stalder

After graduating from the University of California, San Diego with a degree in Aerospace Engineering, Julia Stalder began working as a mechanical engineer at the California Institute of Technology’s NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory. She led the Mechanical Integration and Test team for the RapidScat instrument which was launched to the International Space Station in September 2014. From its external position on the ESA Columbus module, RapidScat measures ocean surface wind velocities and has provided data to scientists and organizations that have used this information to study and track the development of several major storms.

Julia is concurrently pursuing a Masters degree in mechanical engineering from UCLA. Outside of work and coursework she enjoys being a volunteer tutor for High School math and Spanish, swimming, and traveling.

Julia is also the recent recipient of the NASA Early Career Achievement Medal.


International Astronautical Congress 2015

12-16 October 2015

Jerusalem, Israel