Emily Calandrelli, known as @TheSpaceGal online, is an MIT engineer turned science communicator. She earned bachelor’s degrees in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from West Virginia University and master’s degrees in Aeronautics and Astronautics as well as Technology and Policy from MIT. Today, Emily is a co-Executive Producer and host of the Netflix original series Emily’s Wonder Lab, the Executive Producer and Emmy-nominated host of FOX’s Xploration Outer Space, and a correspondent on Netflix’s Bill Nye Saves the World.
Emily is the author of the science chapter book series the Ada Lace Adventures. Her third book in the series was launched to space and read on the International Space Station as part of the Story Time from Space program.
Emily has given talks about the importance of science literacy, the benefits of space exploration, and women in STEM at Google, Pixar, CERN, MIT, Draper Laboratory, as well as dozens of K-12 schools across the nation. Her first two TEDx talks, “I Don’t Do Math” and “Space Exploration Is The Worst,” have garnered over a million views on YouTube.
On social media, Emily shares her love of science and space to an audience of over 800,000 followers across TikTok, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.