Camera Walrond is an advocate for space exploration and a prospective MBA student committed to working in the commercial space industry. When she isn't reading up on space policy or dreaming about founding a rocket company, Camera works on simulating the entire known universe via the OpenSpace Project, a NASA funded project at the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH). Previously at AMNH, Camera worked with BridgeUp: STEM - a pilot program dedicated to teaching girls computer science and closing the gender gap in tech. Co-Producing BridgeUp: STEM's 2017 Hackathon, Hack the Stacks, served as Camera's introduction to the NYC hacker community. Since then, she has worked on other Hackathon projects such as the international NASA Space Apps Challenge via the New York City chapter, Space Apps NYC, as Conference Organizer for the chapter's annual Commercial Space, Science, and Frontier Technologies Conference.
In her spare time, Camera is also a vivacious advocate for gender equality as a member of the Metropolitan New York Chapter of the U.S. National Committee for UN Women. She is also a champion for science literacy - serving as a multi-year volunteer of the World Science Festival.
Camera’s passion for space and science is ultimately rooted in her love for exploring the fundamental nature of things, which lured her towards philosophy in undergraduate school. She holds a BA in Philosophy from the State University of New York College at Oneonta.