Yasmin Zaman is a Masters student in Aerospace Engineering researching in the Bioastronautics and Human Performance Laboratory at Texas A&M University. She is a 2022 Fulbright Scholar from Sydney, Australia. Prior to Texas A&M, Yasmin was a Space Technology Officer at the Australian Space Agency where she led the development of the Applied Space Medicine and Life Sciences roadmap, which is due to be released in 2022.
Yasmin received her Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Aerospace Engineering and her Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience from the University of New South Wales, Australia. She has previously flown drones to look for sharks for Surf Life Saving NSW, competed in the SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition,and worked on virtual reality at the ANU Advanced Instrumentation and Technology Centre. Yasmin aspires to further Australia’s space life sciences capabilities and contribute to the advancement of human space exploration.
Hrudayavani “Vani” Vellore is master’s student from Missouri City, Texas. She received her B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from Texas A&M University. Her research interests involve simulating the way various cardiovascular parameters are altered by gravitational changes. She was awarded the Young Investigator Award at the 2021 Conference for the International Society of Gravitational Physiology.
Outside of the lab, Vani was a member of AggieSat6 at the AggieSat Laboratory. She is also the president of the Texas A&M chapter of the Society of Women in Space Exploration.