Alice Glenn is a graduate of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University with a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Studies (2014). She has 6 years of intern work experience with NASA contractors such as Lockheed Martin Landing and Recovery Systems, QinetiQ North America, and ASRC Space and Defense.
An Alaskan Native (Iñupiaq Eskimo), Alice was born and raised in the northernmost city in the United States—Utqiaġvik, Alaska. Astronaut Harrison Schmitt sparked her passion and interest in the space program when she was 10 years old when he visited her village to give a presentation on the geology of the moon.
She received a program manager’s commendation for working on the Orion multi-purpose crew vehicle landing and recovery systems parachute compartment of the parachute test vehicle. She has prepared documentation on stress analysis, welding manufacturing, and assembly procedures for the parachute compartment of the reentry test vehicle for the Orion crew module. More recently, she has completed a shadowing program of several ASRC Space and Defense employees working on the service and crew module for the Orion program at the Kennedy Space Center.
She recently joined Rasmuson Foundation as one of the Momentum Program Fellows in August 2017. The Momentum Fellowship program is a partnership between Philanthropy Northwest and Rasmuson designed to prepare professionals from underrepresented communities for careers in philanthropy with focuses on diversity, equity, and inclusion. In addition to professional development work associated with the fellowship, she also helps to process grant applications and assists program officers in any other grant-making activities.
Prior to transitioning over to Rasmuson Foundation, Alice had been working full-time at UMIAQ Environmental, LLC for a year and a half as an Environmental Specialist. She is familiar with local environmental permitting procedures on the North Slope, and her experience has been assisting in land management regulation permit applications, storm water pollution prevention plans, North Slope Borough permit compliance tracking, and she has assisted in research for the 2016 Point Hope and Anaktuvuk Pass village comprehensive plans. She is AK-CESCL certified and has recently completed an Arctic environmental sampling workshop at University of Alaska Anchorage.
Alice enjoys diversifying her career path and plans to continue her education by entering the Human Factors Master’s Program at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University soon.