UMass Economics Student Amanda Desmond Named A 2022 Brooke Owens Fellow

Amanda Desmond, a junior economics and space science major in the University of Massachusetts Commonwealth Honors College, has been named one of 51 Brooke Owens Fellows for 2022. Desmond, a native of Beverly, Mass., is the first student selected for the program from the University of Massachusetts system. During the summer of 2022, she will spend 12 weeks with Voyager Space Holdings in Denver working directly with the firm’s CEO, Dylan Taylor. The Brooke Owens Fellowship is a New York-based nonprofit program that recognizes exceptional undergraduate women and other gender minorities with space and aviation internships, senior mentorship, and a lifelong professional network. The fellowship was founded in 2016 to honor the memory of beloved industry pioneer and accomplished pilot D. Brooke Owens, who died from cancer that June at age 35. Read more...