TOP 100 Aerospace & Aviation Professionals to Follow on LinkedIn 2022: 24. Sumbal Mushtaq

24. Sumbal Mushtaq

Medical Doctor | Space Medicine Researcher | Aspiring Astronaut, European Space Agency - ESA

24. Sumbal Mushtaq

Average Post Engagement: 101.5



How LinkedIn has helped you in your careers or businesses:

LinkedIn has benefited me in several ways. It has enabled me to connect with like-minded people in the industry and allowed me to grow and learn. It has aided me with career opportunities and collaborations. With the help of this platform, I was able to mentor emerging talents. I can find various new trends and initiatives in the aerospace industry.

Tips on how to Thrive on LinkedIn:

I recommend stepping out of your favourite zones i.e. field of work or area of interest and explore emerging research areas in the industry. It allows you to be more creative. Reaching out to people professionally and explaining your interests can land you on some great opportunities as well.

What I use Linkedin for:

LinkedIn has benefited me in several ways. It has enabled me to connect with link-minded people in the industry and given me a chance to grow and learn. It has also allowed me to mentor emerging talent. I am able to find various new trends and initiatives in the aerospace industry, which has aided me in advancing my career.

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Who am I:

I am Sumbal Mushtaq, a medical doctor, a space educator and an aspiring astronaut. I aim to inspire people with my space journey. To provide representation for underrepresented communities and underdeveloped nations in the space industry.

What I do:

I want to revolutionize STEAM educational content through igniting a borderless culture of sustainability, utilizing empowerment, inclusion, and collaboration. To make humanity a multi-planetary species, we must also work towards enabling human conception in space. I am working with Spaceborn United to research human reproduction in space. In addition, I am also working towards initiating an organization to provide direction, coaching, educational courses and research opportunities to students and young professionals to begin a successful career in the the aerospace industry.

Why you should follow me on Linkedin:

I should be followed for mentorship and inspiration. I am also a passionate space science communicator. I understand the challenges individuals can face stepping into the space industry. I am pursuing my dream of becoming an astronaut even when I am told there is no way. So, I created my own way and took steps toward becoming an astronaut physician. Integrating my passion for medicine and space. I provide guidance to young professionals who want to make their place in the aerospace industry by following their passion for space.

Who I follow on Linkedin

My top three favorites people on LinkedIn are: Tien Nguyen for Exceptional content.
Sian “Leo” Proctor, Ph.D for Inspiration.
Loretta Hidalgo Whitesides for Spacekind.
Shawna Pandya, MD for discovering new prospects in the industry

Shows NASA most impressive project, in a very friendly way

Tien Nguyen

JPL Fellow - Chief Engineer at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Sian "Leo" Proctor

SpaceX Inspiration4 Astronaut, 1st Black Woman Spacecraft Pilot; Geoscientist, Artist/Poet, Sci-Comm and Keynote Speaker, STAR HARBOR

Loretta Hidalgo Whitesides

Founder Astronaut, Virgin Galactic; Founder, SpaceKind Training/Yuri's Night; Author, SpaceKind

Shawna Pandya, MD

Physician, Aquanaut, Explorer, Director - IIAS Space Medicine Group, Space Medicine and Austere Environment Researcher, Luxsonic Technologies Inc.

Sumbal’s Favorite Post

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❝This post is inspirational for me. It took me great courage to write on my LinkedIn profile that I am an aspiring astronaut. That was my first step in acknowledging my dream publically so that I begin working towards it professionally. At that time, I expected that commercial spaceflight might be a chance for people who could not even apply for an astronaut position through their national space agencies. This post filled me with more motivation and hope.❞

Sumbal’s Successful Post

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❝My most liked post was when I shared my acceptance in the PoSSUM Project Citizen Scientist Astronaut training program.❞

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