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Meet the New Space Camp Alumni Association Board Members


Meet The New  Alumni Advancement Board Members

Carie (Photo Courtesy of Carie Lemack)

Carie Lemack is an entrepreneurial leader who grew up in Framingham, Massachusetts. She was inspired by her first grade teacher, Alice Shull, to watch Columbia’s first landing on her 6th birthday. From this inspirational experience, she went on to attend Space Camp, Academy I and Academy II, and was a counselor at Space Camp California during its inaugural year. Carie studied Symbolic Systems at Stanford University and furthered her education earning Masters Degrees in both Business Administration and Public Administration. She is the cofounder of Global Survivors Network, has produced an Academy Award award-nominated documentary film Killing in the Name, and collaborated with world leaders and activists to speak out against terrorism.  

Carie is currently a member of the Homeland Security Advisory Council, a Senior Fellow at George Washington University’s Center for Cyber and Homeland Security, a member at the Council on Foreign Relations, and a lifelong member of Red Sox Nation.  She is thrilled to be joining the AAB and supporting all future space explorers, and hopes all campers have a chance to catch the “space bug”!

Dottie 2 (Photo Courtesy of NASA)

Dottie Metcalf-Lindenburger was born and raised along the Front Range of Colorado. A scholar-athlete, she ran cross-country and track for          Whitman College, in Walla Walla, WA, while earning a degree in Geology, graduating with honors. After attending Whitman College, she received her teaching certification from Central Washington University. As an educator, she taught for five years at Hudson’s Bay High School in Vancouver, WA. In addition to teaching, she coached cross-country and Science Olympiad.

In June of 2004, Dottie joined NASA and the Astronaut Corps making her the first Space Camp alum to become an Astronaut! After several years of training, she was assigned to  the STS-131 crew, an International Space Station (ISS) resupply mission, and flew as Mission Specialist 2 (also known as the flight engineer). She also served as a robotic arm operator, the Intra-vehicular crew member (the inside coordinator of the spacewalks), and a transfer crew member (helping move six tons of hardware and equipment). The mission lasted fifteen days.

In June of 2014, Dottie retired from the Astronaut Corps and returned to the Pacific Northwest with her family. She is finishing her Masters Degree in geology at the University of Washington, and she continues to speak and promote Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM) education.




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