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Tara Ruttley

Tara Ruttley

Keynote Speaker: Chief Scientist at Blue Origin; Former NASA Scientist & Aquanaut

Tara Ruttley Biography

Tara Ruttley, PhD is Blue Origin's Chief Scientist for the future commercial space station, Orbital Reef.

Prior to joining Blue Origin, Dr. Ruttley spent over 20 years at NASA, where she managed engineering and science plans for the International Space Station (ISS) and was NASA’s Associate Chief Scientist for Exploration and Applied Research for Low Earth Orbit and the Artemis lunar mission program.

Dr. Ruttley holds degrees in biology, mechanical engineering, neuroscience, and anthropology-archaeology. She has authored publications ranging from hardware design to neurological science, and also holds a U.S. utility patent, and is a keynote speaker who empowers others to better adapt to any situation by helping them understand how their brains process novelty.

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Tara Ruttley Speaking Topics

Science Communication

Science is hotter than ever these days! It’s controversial, cultural, relevant, and the basis of a functional democratic society. But none of this matters if you’re speaking science-y jargon to the folks who really do want to care and want to do something with your results! Climate change, genetics, food production, health…the public wants to learn and take action but sometimes you’re just confusing them. Learn the importance of becoming a relevant story teller so that your research can impact your stakeholders: the general public, your investors/funding reviewers, congress, the media, and your grandmother! Tara has a decade of experience in speaking to audiences on complicated science topics, and has learned relevant tactics to share with her fellow science colleagues to help them lose the "so what?" gaze during conversation.

Student Motivation Keynote Speaker

Tara grew up in southern Louisiana and was the first in her family to graduate college. As an undergraduate, she stumbled upon the McNair Scholar program, who took her in and motivated her to complete her graduate degrees. Now she enjoys speaking to university students who are looking for someone who can motivate them to push through the adversity, obtain that degree and land that dream career. Tomorrow, next week, next month, next year is going to come no matter what! What will that look like for you?

Beyond the Routine Keynote Speaker

What’s the strangest thing you’ve ever done? Most courageous? Most memorable? Our brains are literally rewired for the better when we try new experiences. This makes it easier for us to adapt to change and build resiliency. We are Everyday People: parents, leaders, executives, teachers, professionals, learners, introverts, and extroverts. And we all have our daily routines that work (and sometimes they just don’t!). Tara’s got stories to tell (and no, she’s never jumped out of an airplane!) and opportunities to share that will motivate you to get out and do something new, big or small, beyond your daily routine. Realize your full potential when you grow through nw experiences! You can also connect on her Facebook page and encourage each other to try new or exciting things. Maybe she will join you!

Tara Ruttley Videos

Get To Know Tara Ruttley
Dr Tara Ruttley - A Career in Space
Dr. Tara Ruttley | NASA's Associate Chief Scientist for Exploration

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What topics does Tara Ruttley speak about?

Tara Ruttley is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as STEM Education, Science, Data, Space, Engineering, Adventure, Technology, Female Leadership, Influential Women, STEM, Women, Women in Tech, Health, Neuroscience and Biology.

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Tara Ruttley generally travels from Washington, DC, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances.

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Tara Ruttley is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including STEM Education, Science and Data. The estimated speaking fee range to book Tara Ruttley for live events is $10,000 - $20,000, and for virtual events Below $10,000. Tara Ruttley generally travels from Washington, DC, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Emily Calandrelli, Shayla Rivera and Alyssa Carson. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Tara Ruttley for an upcoming event.

Tara Ruttley Speaking Topics

  • Science Communication

    Science is hotter than ever these days! It’s controversial, cultural, relevant, and the basis of a functional democratic society. But none of this matters if you’re speaking science-y jargon to the folks who really do want to care and want to do something with your results! Climate change, genetics, food production, health…the public wants to learn and take action but sometimes you’re just confusing them. Learn the importance of becoming a relevant story teller so that your research can impact your stakeholders: the general public, your investors/funding reviewers, congress, the media, and your grandmother! Tara has a decade of experience in speaking to audiences on complicated science topics, and has learned relevant tactics to share with her fellow science colleagues to help them lose the "so what?" gaze during conversation.

  • Student Motivation Keynote Speaker

    Tara grew up in southern Louisiana and was the first in her family to graduate college. As an undergraduate, she stumbled upon the McNair Scholar program, who took her in and motivated her to complete her graduate degrees. Now she enjoys speaking to university students who are looking for someone who can motivate them to push through the adversity, obtain that degree and land that dream career. Tomorrow, next week, next month, next year is going to come no matter what! What will that look like for you?

  • Beyond the Routine Keynote Speaker

    What’s the strangest thing you’ve ever done? Most courageous? Most memorable? Our brains are literally rewired for the better when we try new experiences. This makes it easier for us to adapt to change and build resiliency. We are Everyday People: parents, leaders, executives, teachers, professionals, learners, introverts, and extroverts. And we all have our daily routines that work (and sometimes they just don’t!). Tara’s got stories to tell (and no, she’s never jumped out of an airplane!) and opportunities to share that will motivate you to get out and do something new, big or small, beyond your daily routine. Realize your full potential when you grow through nw experiences! You can also connect on her Facebook page and encourage each other to try new or exciting things. Maybe she will join you!

Tara Ruttley Videos

Get To Know Tara Ruttley
Dr Tara Ruttley - A Career in Space
Dr. Tara Ruttley | NASA's Associate Chief Scientist for Exploration
Dr. Tara Ruttley - NASA Scientist & Keynote Speaker - YouTube

Tara Ruttley Reviews

  • Dr. Tara Ruttley was incredible to hear. All around a wonderful experience!
    Sul Ross State University - Mar 27 2023

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