Nathalie Ouellette named one of 2024’s Emerging Leaders

Photo of Nathalie Ouellette. Credit: François Robert-Durand

We are thrilled to announce that Nathalie Nguyen-Quoc Ouellette, our Deputy Director at the Observatoire du Mont-Mégantic, has been recognized as one of The Peak’s 2024 Emerging Leaders. This impressive list, sponsored by CIBC, celebrates individuals who are shaping Canada’s economy, culture, and society, and Nathalie’s inclusion is a testament to her exceptional contributions to advancing space science and science communication in Canada. Dr. Ouellette joins 30 other young leaders honoured in the tech category.

Dr. Ouellette, an astrophysicist and passionate science communicator, has actively engaged in astronomy outreach and research throughout her career. She has spearheaded a number of educational programs and won awards for her outreach efforts. In addition to her post at OMM, she currently holds leadership roles as JWST Outreach Scientist at the Canadian Space Agency and as Deputy Director of the Trottier Institute for Research on Exoplanets. Her extensive science communication efforts, including over 400 media interviews, public talks, and advocacy for increased funding for space science, reflect her commitment to promoting scientific curiosity, critical thinking, and scientific literacy in Canada.

Congratulations, Nathalie!

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