Alice Glenn is a recent graduate of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University with a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Studies. She has 6 years of intern work experience with NASA contractors such as Lockheed Martin Landing and Recovery Systems, QinetiQ North America, and ASRC Space and Defense.
An Alaskan Native (Iñupiaq Eskimo), Alice was born and raised in the northernmost city in the United States—Barrow, Alaska. Astronaut Harrison Schmitt sparked her passion and interest in the space program when she was 10 years old when he visited her village to give a presentation on the geology of the moon.
She received a program manager’s commendation for working on the Orion multi-purpose crew vehicle landing and recovery systems parachute compartment of the parachute test vehicle. She recently completed a shadowing program of several ASRC Space and Defense employees working on the service and crew module for the Orion program at the Kennedy Space Center.
Alice’s work experience reflects a more technical aspect of the space program, and she is interested in exploring and learning about the human and aerospace life science area of spaceflight. Long-term spaceflight will have significant effects on humans and life science in the future, and she is focused on the long-term horizon.
Alice has also been a contributor to the dedicated Alaska Native portal IAMIÑUPIAQ.COM. Making her insights and experiences within the space industry available to the 12,000 Iñupiaq Eskimo members of her Alaska Native corporation.
Alice has been working at UMIAQ Environmental, LLC for the past year and a half as an Environmental Specialist. She enjoys diversifying her career path and hopes to continue her education by entering the Human Factors Master Program at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University soon.