2020 Amelia Earhart Fellows Rachel Morgan and Cody Paige

Zonta clubs of Malden and Chelsea celebrate Amelia Earhart Month with AE Fellow ceremony

On 21 January, the Zonta clubs of Malden and Chelsea, USA, celebrated their Amelia Earhart Fellows, Rachel Morgan and Cody Paige.

While this year was not the way the clubs usually celebrate, they followed in the footsteps of the trailblazers who paved the way—with a little help from technology.

District 1 Governor Beatrice Schori shared a greeting from the district and each AE Fellow shared their accomplishments. Each of the women received their wings, a Zonta certificate and beautiful yellow roses. 

Ms. Morgan, a doctoral student in the Ph.D. in space systems in the area of space telescope optical instrument development, plans to use the US$10,000 Zonta Fellowship to further her studies as she investigates novel optical and photonic instrumentation concepts for high-contrast imaging of exoplanets with space telescopes. In her spare time, Ms. Morgan enjoys a range of interests, including playing the saxophone and being an active member of the MIT Women in Aerospace Engineering.

Ms. Paige, a doctoral student in the PH.D program, will use her fellowship to study radiation shielding materials for space suits and systems at MIT. Ms. Paige’s future goal is to enhance life on earth through space exploration. She hopes for a career in Canada in the field of space medicine to contribute to long-duration space missions. She is active in STEM programs and a new MIT project to spread climate change awareness to high school students through interactive lectures.