Amy Huynh is a first-year graduate student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology pursuing a dual Master’s in the Technology and Policy Program and AeroAstro. She hopes to continue to pursue onto a PhD in AeroAstro working on spacesuit materials and sustainable textiles co-advised under Dr. Svetlana Boriskina in the Multifunctional Metamaterials Group and Dr. Katya Arquilla in the Human Systems Lab. She previously worked full-time as an Operations Systems Engineer at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory on the mission operations team for the Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover.
She graduated from UC Irvine with Bachelor’s degrees in mechanical and aerospace engineering, comes from a first-generation, low-income background, and is passionate about diversity, equity, and inclusion in aerospace. Amy is an NSF GRFP Fellow, Brooke Owens Fellow, Matthew Isakowitz Fellow, Women in Aerospace Scholar, and AIAA Diversity Scholar.
She is excited to pursue her interest in entrepreneurship and social innovation as a Graduate Assistant at the PKG Center. In her free time, she enjoys pursuing her hobbies in fashion, photography, skateboarding, and classical guitar.