Hi! My name is Emmalee Mauldin – thank you for checking out my blog!
I am a 20-something-year-old science communicator who loves traveling and photography. I currently reside in Jacksonville, Florida, where I work as a social media manager and communications specialist with the private aerospace company Redwire Space. In this position, I’m lucky enough to travel to conferences and rocket launches, which are incredible!
I formerly worked at NASA’s Johnson Space Center as a Social Media Specialist in the Human Research Program. In college, I completed two science communications internships at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, and my third and fourth NASA internships at Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. During those internships, I was a social media and science communications intern for the Hubble Space Telescope at Goddard – and I absolutely loved my internship.
Before traveling cross-country to work, I grew up in California and Arizona. I earned my B.A. in Journalism, emphasis on science journalism and minor in environmental studies, from the University of Arizona. During my undergrad, I worked at the local observatory and had so many amazing opportunities to visit telescopes from around the Southwest.
Growing up in the Southwest, I also earned a passion for hiking, the environment, and conservation. I absolutely love going on backpacking trips and exploring our nation’s national parks. The conservation of water, energy, natural resources, and our planet’s wildlife is vitally important to me and I love learning about new ways to be more environmentally-conscious.
Along with my passion for nature and space, I love going to amusement parks, arts, reading, working out and my cat, Fred. Visit my “Thoughts on Life” page for stories on life with pets, what conservation means to me, or reviews of musical productions. I may on occasion talk about living with depression or anxiety as a young adult in today’s society, or the absolute joy of having a brother who is much younger than me.
I hope that you’ll stick with me through this journey called life and thank you for your support. It means more than I could ever describe.