Space Futurist, United States
Chille (pronounced like "chilly"), a fifteen-year-old aerospace prodigy, initiated her aerospace engineering studies at age 8 through MIT. Recognized as a 'Space Futurist' by MIT's Media Lab at age 10, she has collaborated with notable organizations such as the International Space Station National Lab, World Design Organization, UNHCR, NASA, and Boeing. Currently a key contributor to MIT's Media Lab Space Initiative, Chille also led projects on LIM and secondary propulsion for the Hyperloop SpaceX team in 2019, 2020, and 2021. She offers advisory support to VoltXon, a 2020 MASS Challenge Boston finalist, focusing on microfabrication of energy harvesting devices. Chille's passion for biomedical engineering was shaped by enduring 18 surgeries in her first decade due to Goldenhar Syndrome. A history enthusiast and gaming aficionado, she captivates audiences through her compelling speeches, engaging diverse organizations including the United Nations Office of Outer Space Affairs, MIT's Media Lab, and the U.S. Heart Association. Chille's unique perspective, rooted in asynchronous brain development and an insatiable appetite for knowledge and invention, makes her a sought-after consultant for aerospace, microgravity manufacturing, theme parks, travel, and medical device technology projects.