Dr. Shawna Pandya
A trailblazer, on earth and in the sky
WHO IS DR. SHAWNA PANDYA?
Dr. Shawna Pandya is a physician, speaker, martial artist, citizen-scientist astronaut candidate and aquanaut. She was part of the first crew to test a commercial spacesuit in micro-gravity, and has completed numerous trainings including spacecraft egress, sea survival, and medicine training. Dr. Pandya holds numerous degrees, including a Neuroscience (BSc.), Space Studies (MSc.), and medecine (MD), serving as a licensed general practitioner.
Dr. Pandya is passionate STEM advocate and uses this voice as an accomplished speaker, having given talks at numerous schools, universities, conferences, and science centres. She also holds certifications in solo sky-diving, numerous types of diving, and is working towards her pilot's licence. She speaks five languages, sings, plays the piano, and holds a black belt in Taekwondo. Dr. Pandya embodies an interdisciplinary scientist, and shows us that the sky's the limit to what we put our mind to.
Check out one of her previous talks below:
SCIENCE SOCIETY PRESENTS:
A SPEAKER SERIES WITH DR. PANDYA
As physician, speaker, martial artist, and citizen-scientist astronaut candidate, Dr. Pandya gracefully balances and amazes with whichever role she holds. She will be telling us more about her journey through her many careers, and how she has overcome adversity and changed her trajectory throughout her lifetime.
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