Advance #BornGlobal S2 Ep6: Dr Elizabeth Jens

In this podcast series, Season 2 shines a spotlight on the outstanding finalists and awardees from the Global Australian Awards 2022, who are making a substantial impact around the world. These inspiring GameChangers generously share the story of their international career journey with us, the highlights and challenges, and what motivates them in their work. We celebrate their optimism, creativity and resourcefulness to succeed across the globe.

Season 1 of the #BornGlobal GameChanger podcast series celebrates the GameChangers from our 2021 Awards, who are also incredibly inspiring individuals! We hope you enjoy listening to the stories of these remarkable global Australians.

In this episode, you will meet Dr Elizabeth Jens, GameChanger in the Emerging Leader category of the Global Australian Awards 2022. 

Dr Jens is one of the world’s leading rocket scientists, working on the front line of the international space industry. As a Propulsion and Systems Engineer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California, Dr Jens helps lead the team working on the design of a new propulsion system to safely land the largest spacecraft ever attempted on Mars. Prior to this, she divided her time between working on a subsystem for the next Mars rover and developing a small propulsion system to enable stand-alone interplanetary SmallSat missions, designing rockets and testing their performance for various potential missions. 

Hear Dr Jens share her work and journey from being a young girl who loved looking up at the stars in the Australian night sky, to an incredible leader who is helping to enhance our understanding of the world beyond Earth. Dr Jens career didn’t come without its challenges, especially as a foreign national trying to work in the field of rockets in the US.  Based on this experience, she shares excellent advice in this podcast for anyone interested in the space industry, and advice relevant to any sector!

Learn more about Dr Elizabeth Jens in her 2022 GameChanger profile here > Dr Elizabeth Jens

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