The Safina Center created the “Kalpana Chawla ‘Launchpad’ Fellowship” program in 2017. It’s designed to kickstart projects undertaken by promising young venture-level talent, helping launch the early thrust of their careers and create an affiliation of like-minded kindred spirits. The fellowship is named after astronaut Kalpana Chawla, who had willed to the Safina Center an endowment to be used for this purpose.
This year’s Safina Center “Kalpana Chawla ‘Launchpad’ Fellows” are:
(cover image: Watching wildlife films at Amani Children’s Home ©Kate Thompson)