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Dr. Shawna Pandya is a physician, citizen-scientist astronaut and aquanaut, martial artist and public speaker.
May 17 (Sunday)
Video: https://youtube.com/watch?v=k60zlopE-MA
Duration: 35 minutes
Published on Feb 4, 2019
This speech was filmed at the 2019 WISE National Conference. Dr. Shawna Pandya is a citizen-scientist astronaut candidate with Project PoSSUM & Untethered Exploration, physician-surgeon, speaker, martial artist, advanced diver, skydiver, and pilot-in-training. 

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“ Shawna Pandya is an Indo Canadian Neurosurgeon, scientist-astronaut and aquanaut candidate. Shawna Pandya was born in Brandon, Manitoba, Canada to parents of Indian ethnicity who hailed from Mumbai, Maharashtra. She is Graduate of the International Space and Singularity Universities, with backgrounds in Neuroscience BSc Hons  University of Alberta and Medicine MD Candidate ’12, University of Alberta.She’s a talented author, a general physician, and also an international Taekwondo champion. She is shortlisted from 3200 top candidates after topping the Citizen Science Astronaut (CSA) program.”( Source: CelebCenter.net )
 

“ Shawna Pandya is a Canadian citizen-scientist astronaut and aquanaut candidate with project ‘PoSSUM’ and project ‘PHEnOM’. She is also a general physician and a motivational speaker. She dreamt of becoming an astronaut as a teenager. With deliberate drive and endurance she chased her dreams and over the years acquired success. Apart from the numerous laurels she has earned, Shawna has also piloted a plane, written a chapter on space technologies in pace technology application in every day medicine, assisted in a paediatric cardiac surgery, co-launched a company named ‘Civiguard’, which launched in response to a challenge to positively impact 1 billion people in 10 years. She has also been an intern at NASA- Johnson Space Center. When not at work, Shawna practices Taekwondo and indulges in music by singing and playing the guitar and piano. Possessing a benevolent spirit, Shawna has extended generous support to various charity organizations and was closely associated with SHINE clinic - catering to at-risk youths in the Edmonton area. With an undying thirst for knowledge, she hopes to motivate generations to come and vouches to educate the youth about projects she is presently working on.” (Source: FamousPeople.com)

 
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