Sabrina Thompson is an Aerospace Engineer at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). She performs orbit design studies and develops trajectories for near-Earth, as well as, interplanetary missions. If being a "Rocket-Scientist" is not enough already, she is also currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Atmospheric Physics. Sabrina has received numerous awards and recognition for her work. She considers herself an “Artsy” engineer.
She is passionate about innovation, space exploration and having a positive impact on society. In addition to delivering passionate, impactful motivational talks, Sabrina uses art to inspire the next generation of girls to be confident in their abilities and know they are more than capable of breaking down barriers they will encounter as they pursue their dreams. Under her artist name, Nefertiti- Pokahontas, she is creating a collection of paintings and books, called “Girl in Space”. These works of art highlight females pursuing their dreams and fulfilling their destiny as they explore and make contributions to our understanding of the Universe. Ultimately, she hopes young ladies will see themselves in these works of art and be encouraged to pursue careers in STEM and the Arts. Her artwork can be found at www.nefertiti-pokahontas.com.