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Failing Astronomically: How a Teenage Single Mother Became a Senior Designer for NASA

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Failing Astronomically: How a Teenage Single Mother Became a Senior Designer for NASA

Presented live at FITC Toronto 2018
More info at http://fitc.ca/event/to18/

Presented by Krys Blackwood
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Overview
As a kid, it looked like Krys was going to go great places – a gifted student with epic test scores and unfettered ambition. She was an unstoppable force taking over the world – until she got side tracked. At 19 she was single and pregnant, dropping out of college to figure out how to support a kid while still growing up herself.

This is the intimate, uplifting story of her journey from rock bottom to her dream job, with all the setbacks, triumphs and lessons learned along the way.

Objective
Get #protips for living and be inspired by a story of someone who’s had endless second chances and made good on them.

Target Audience
Anyone who’s ever faced a seemingly insurmountable obstacle

Five Things Audience Members Will Learn
#protips for pulling your life out of a pit and achieving your dreams

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Failing Astronomically: How a Teenage Single Mother Became a Senior Designer for NASA

  1. 1. Failing Astronomically Krys Blackwood @shodoshan Photo by Mike Newbry on Unsplash
  2. 2. #ProTip Design your Self.
  3. 3. Modeling shot goes here
  4. 4. #ProTip Not all your goals are good ones. (Be careful what you wish for)
  5. 5. #FAIL
  6. 6. A guy
  7. 7. #ProTip Everyone you meet changes you.
  8. 8. A guy MagicianMagician *a different talk
  9. 9. A guy Magician Martial Arts
  10. 10. A guy Magician Martial Arts OMG Pregnant At 19.
  11. 11. WTFBBQ
  12. 12. #FAIL
  13. 13. Kayla baby picture
  14. 14. A guy Magician Martial Arts OMG Pregnant At 19. Aaron Harmon
  15. 15. A guy Magician Martial Arts OMG Pregnant At 19. Aaron Harmon Silicon Valley
  16. 16. WORK WORK WORK
  17. 17. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/8558257.stm
  18. 18. #LifeFAILed
  19. 19. A guy Magician Martial Arts OMG Pregnant At 19. Aaron Harmon Silicon Valley Bubble Burst
  20. 20. low point
  21. 21. A guy Magician Martial Arts OMG Pregnant At 19. Aaron Harmon Silicon Valley Bubble Burst Back in the Saddle
  22. 22. #ProTip At rock bottom, there’s nowhere to go but up.
  23. 23. A guy Magician Martial Arts OMG Pregnant At 19. Aaron Harmon Silicon Valley Bubble Burst Back in the Saddle Kayla’s Stroke
  24. 24. #JumpingAhead She’s OK now, folks.
  25. 25. A guy Magician Martial Arts OMG Pregnant At 19. Aaron Harmon Silicon Valley Bubble Burst Back in the Saddle Kayla’s Stroke F@&# ALS
  26. 26. a new low
  27. 27. #ProTip Low points are a great chance to reassess.
  28. 28. A guy Magician Martial Arts OMG Pregnant At 19. Aaron Harmon Silicon Valley Bubble Burst Back in the Saddle Kayla’s Stroke F@&# ALS Right Livelihood
  29. 29. #ProTip Altruism isn’t generally profitable.
  30. 30. A guy Magician Martial Arts OMG Pregnant At 19. Aaron Harmon Silicon Valley Bubble Burst Back in the Saddle Kayla’s Stroke F@&# ALS Right Livelihood
  31. 31. Work hard. Be kind. Trust love.

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