Katya Echazarreta Biography: Age, Height, Parents, Husband, Net Worth

Mexican electrical engineer, science communicator, and Citizen Astronaut, Katya Celeste Echazarreta González was born on June 15, 1995.


Name: Katya Celeste Echazarreta González
Age: 28 Years
Husband: Nik
Date of Birth: June 15, 1995
Nationality: Mexican
: $1 million to $5 million

Katya Echazarreta Biography

Echazarreta was born in Guadalajara, Mexico to Lilian Martin but we have no information about her father at the moment as well as her siblings.

Up to the age of 7, when her family relocated to California in the United States. Her first few years were challenging because she had to start learning English while entering elementary school.

She spent three years at San Diego City College after completing her studies at Eastlake High School, where she was an active member of the Society of Women Engineers, a mentor for the Mathematics, Engineering, and Science Achievement (MESA) program, and a Price Scholarship Scholar.

Echazarreta joined UCLA in 2016, and in 2019 she earned her electrical engineering bachelor's degree. At Johns Hopkins University, she is now working on a Master's degree in electrical and computer engineering.

Katya Echazarreta Nationality

Echazarreta was born in Guadalajara, Mexico. She is a Mexican.

Katya Echazarreta Family and Siblings

Echazarreta was born to Lilian Martin but her father's name is unknown to us as well as that of her siblings.

Katya Echazarreta Age

Echazarreta was born on June 15, 1995, hence she is currently 28 years of age.

Katya Echazarreta Height and Weight

Echazarreta stands at a height of 5ft 6inches and weighs 50kg.

Katya Echazarreta Education

Echazarreta attended the Eastlake High School. She also studied at the San Diego City College and also the University of California, Los Angeles.

Katya Echazarreta Career

Echazarreta worked as a research intern for the Research in Science and Engineering (RiSE) program at Rutgers University in 2016 throughout her undergraduate studies.

She co-wrote a book titled Depth-Inversion “Easillusions” and “Hardillusions”: Differences for Scenes and Faces that examined how people perceive two depth-inversion illusions, which cause them to see a depth structure that is the opposite of the stimulus's actual depth.

Echazaerreta experimented with various materials as the PCB and body of the robot while keeping electrically segregated areas while working as a research assistant at UCLA's Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science in 2017.

Later, she secured a summer 2018 and summer 2019 fellowship at NASA JPL. She completed suborbital citizen scientist-astronaut training with Project PoSSUM after receiving her degree from UCLA.

She changed careers and now works as a full-time engineer for the Europa Clipper Ground Support Equipment team at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Echazarreta made her television debut as “Electric Kat” in a scene from Miranda Cosgrove's Mission Unstoppable. She will remain a part of the program through its fourth season. She presently serves as a co-host of the Netflix IRL YouTube series.

Out of more than 7,000 candidates, Echazarreta was chosen by the Space For Humanity project to fly into space on the Blue Origin NS-21 as a Space for Humanity Ambassador.

In space for the first time, she was launched on June 4, 2022. Evan Dick, Hamish Harding, Victor Correa Hespanha, Jaison Robinson, and Victor Vescovo were the other five crew members.

This was Blue Origin's fifth crewed flight, making a total of 21 space flights for the company. About ten minutes of the trip were spent ascending to a height of 107 kilometers.

According to her, going to space has always been a dream of hers, and she feels honored to be a spokesperson for “all of the little girls and women out there who are dreaming of achieving something bigger.”

She collaborated with McDonald's for the HACER Education Tour, visiting high schools all over the country to speak about the HACER National Scholarship and to share her experience.

Echazarreta has advocated for boosting STEM education for women and growing Mexico's spaceflight program in speeches to the Senate and Congress of Mexico.

On the cover of Vogue Mexico's October 2022 issue was Katya. She gave a discussion at Vogue Mexico's Forces of Fashion where she talked about her experiences with fashion being marginalized in STEM and how she is battling these prejudices. Additionally, she was recognized as one of Glamour Mexico's 2022 Women of the Year.

Katya Echazarreta Husband

Echazarreta is married to a man named Nik.

Katya Echazarreta Children

We have no information about Echazarreta's children.

Katya Echazarreta Religion

Echazarreta's religious affiliation is not known at the moment.

Katya Echazarreta Net Worth

Echazarreta has a net worth estimated to be from about $1 million to $5 million.

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