West Virginia University graduate Emily Calandrelli is a producer and the host of FOX’s Xploration Outer Space. Through the show, Emily travels across the country to highlight the most exciting aspects of the space industry to an audience of over 500k viewers each week. When she’s not filming, she’s covering business and technology developments in the space industry as a writer for TechCrunch.
Emily received her bachelors in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from West Virginia University and later went on to receive a Masters in Aeronautics and Astronautics and a Masters in Technology in Policy from MIT. During her academic career, she was awarded the Goldwater Scholarship, the Truman Scholarship, and MIT’s Rene H. Miller Prize.
Emily has given two TEDx talks on the importance of science literacy and space exploration garnering over 100k views. She is passionate about getting younger students, especially women and minorities, interested in STEM, and educating others on the benefits of space exploration. You can follow Emily on social media @TheSpaceGal.
Emily says, “The ASPIRE Office is a huge asset to WVU students. I don’t know what I would have done without it!”