Join physician and former Astronaut Scott Parazynski for a discussion on leadership under extreme adversity. Tune in on Monday, 28 September at 12:00PM EST to hear his exclusive insights drawn from his experiences in the harsh vacuum of space, his summit of Everest and his most recent stints in the operating room.Can't make it? Register and you'll receive a video recording of the stream after the event. We're sending two winners to the Johnson Space Center to meet with astronaut and Everest-climber Scott Parazynski and explore Mission Control behind the scenes as a VIP. Enter today!
Dr. Scott Parazynski, Physician and Former Astronaut, NASA
Dr. Scott Parazynski has lived and traveled all over the world, spending many of his grade school and high school years in places such as Dakar, Senegal; Beirut, Lebanon; Tehran, Iran; and Athens, Greece. A graduate of Stanford University and Stanford Medical School, he went on to train at Harvard and in Denver in preparation for a career in emergency medicine and trauma. Dr. Parazynski has numerous publications in the field of space physiology with particular expertise in human adaptation to stressful environments.
Jillian Bellovary, Helen Postdoctoral Fellow, American Museum of Natural History
Jillian has a PhD in Astronomy from the University of Washington, and is currently a Helen Postdoctoral Fellow at the American Museum of Natural History. Jillian studies the formation and evolution of massive black holes using cosmological hydrodynamic simulations. She is interested in how they form in the early universe, how they grow to become the behemoths we see today, and whether or not we can find them in dwarf galaxies. She also helps oversee BridgeUp:STEM, which strives to increase the number of women in computing by teaching programming and its scientific applications to high school girls. Jillian served in the U.S. Peace Corps and lived in The Gambia, West Africa, for two years, where she taught college physics and had many adventures. In her free time she enjoys knitting socks and playing roller derby.