Julia Brodsky is a STEM education researcher at the Blue Marble Space Institute of Science, a former NASA astronaut instructor, independent school teacher, educational consultant for gifted students, and a homeschooling mom of a special needs child. Julia introduces young learners to space exploration, astrobiology, and artificial intelligence (AI) as a way to develop their scientific reasoning, systems thinking and questioning skills.
Julia’s academic training is in astrophysics and science education. Julia worked with United Space Alliance on a contract with NASA to train crew for the International Space Station (ISS). While there, she also received NASA training on subjects including curriculum development, aerospace engineering and international negotiations.
Julia is also an author, with publications in maths education, is a co-founder of an educational non-profit Earthlings Hub for refugee kids, and a Forbes Education contributor.