From Fashion to NASA
In this episode, we talk to Michelle Easter about growing up on a farm, spending most of her 20s traveling the world as a high-fashion model, and about how building a solar-powered doghouse for her puppy prompted her to go back to school to get a STEM degree. She also tells us all about the robotic stuff she’s building for NASA and about the STEM-focused non-profit she started to get more unlikely people to study science and math.
11:00 — We talk about how we energized with Il Morso pre-‘cast
22:54 — Michelle talks about the transition from living on her family farm in Maryland to studying make-up in Burbank to modeling in South Korea, all within a very short time.
46:00 — Michelle talks about how building a doghouse for her dog started her on the path to engineering
1:09:00 — Michelle attempts to explain how she’s building a robotic arm inside a cryogenic vacuum space simulator. We only partially understand her.
1:15:00 — She explains why she started Mind Makers, a non-profit to help others realize their potential in the STEM fields.