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Kara Leeds


Ambassador Since 2013

Louisville, Kentucky 40208
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Biographical Information:


Photo of Ambassador Kara Leeds Kara Leeds is a fourth-year Industrial Engineering student at the University of Louisville with a passion for space and rocketry. At a young age, Kara knew she wanted to have a career in the aerospace industry, thus leading her to pursue a degree in engineering.

In October 2011, Kara received her Level 1 Certification in high-powered rocketry from the National Association of Rocketry and is currently the Safety Officer and Educational Engagement team captain for the University of Louisville’s River City Rocketry. This group participates in the annual NASA University Student Launch Initiative, a collegiate level rocket competition hosted by the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. In the 2011-2012 competition, the team won fifth place out of 42 teams, received the “Best Rookie Team” award, and reached out to hundreds of middle school students in the Louisville area.

In the summer of 2012, Kara was an instructor at a space camp in the province of Izmir, Turkey. There, she taught hundreds of young students from countries all across Europe, Asia, and North America about space and science. Kara loves sharing her passion for space science and hopes to inspire children everywhere to dream big and reach for the stars.

Other than space and science, Kara loves traveling, learning new languages, and classic rock music.



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