Subject: Moonshots to Earthshots with Martine Rothblatt of United
Description: Dr. Rothblatt will discuss her career. Starting with an early
interest in space, she came to the D.C. area to use her MBA/JD degree to work
on space communications and spent several years as an astronomy graduate
student at the University of Maryland. She then left UMD to work with NASA on
tracking and data relay satellites and to protect radio astronomy quiet
bands, after which she started several satellite communications companies
including Sirius Satellite Radio. She then entered the life sciences field,
founding United Therapeutics and obtaining a Ph.D. in medical ethics. Dr.
Rothblatt is also a leading advocate for transgender rights.
Event Date: April 24, 2019
Event Start Time: 4:00 pm
Event End Time: 5:00 pm
Event Location: Atlantic Building, Room 2400
Contact Person: Stuart Vogel
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