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From NYU to NASA: Women in STEM

Have you ever heard of Space Barbie? She flew from NYU to NASA

alum Tanya Gupta next to a space suit

Tanya Gupta graduated in 2019 with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering

NYU Women in STEM alumnae: they’re out of this world. In Tanya Gupta’s case, quite literally. In childhood Tanya began a lifelong obsession with space, taking inspiration from Barbie and the Rockers — Barbie’s band that gave concerts in outer space, of course. This obsession culminated in her attending NYU and obtaining a coveted internship at NASAs Armstrong Flight Research Center. Thus, Space Barbie was born.