TOP Men in Aerospace & Aviation to Follow on LinkedIn 2022: 46. Gavin Tolometti 

46. Gavin Tolometti

Aspiring Science Communicator, PhD in Earth and Planetary Science, Western University

46. Gavin Tolometti

Average Post Engagement: 39.5

Country:

Canada

What I use Linkedin for:

I use LinkedIn to help engage with members of the space and non-space sector community. Expanding and engaging with members of the space community gives me the opportunity to not only share my initiatives and research, but to hear the perspectives of others who work at different companies, institutions, and sectors. Viewing the space sector from one view point narrows our ways of thinking about how space should be explored, but opening it to the entire space community helps us learn to be respectful, understanding, and inclusive in our common goal to explore our solar system and the universe.

For non-space community engagement, it is platform where I share my contributions to the planetary science and science communication community. During my PhD, I used LinkedIn to share papers I had published related to my research, collaborations I began with international researchers and communities, and a place to connect with other researchers from different backgrounds to build a network for STEM.

Number of Followers:

650

Industry:

Aerospace

 

Who am I:

I strive to build a bridge that connects the global community to the space sector, through STEM, communication, and demonstration of technology contributions back to Earth. It is a message and initiative I am constantly working on expanding. Aerospace and space exploration has contributed to humanity for decades, but many people still believe it has provided no other value besides inspiring children and students. I want to help the community and other amazing initiatives say space provides that and more! It always has and always will!

What I do:

While I completed my PhD thesis and defended in 2021, I started my podcast the Diaries of Space Explorers with the goal to bridge the gap between the space sector and the global community by highlighting the stories and experiences of professionals and early careers. I have had the opportunity to speak with many members of space community to hear how they found their path to space, the difficulties they faced along their journey, and their perspectives on how the space and aerospace industry has evolved and contributed to the global community. I have had the honour of speaking with guests with various career backgrounds such as journalism, astrobiology, computer science, electrical engineering, aerospace engineering, robotics, law and policy, art, and planetary science. I am preparing for the release of season 3, and I am also starting up a Space Awareness and Impact series to bring forth the opinions and perspectives of the space sector and how it communicates its contributions to the global community. An initiative that I hope will spark further conversations about how space agencies, companies, and influencers promote aerospace and space exploration.

Why you should follow me on Linkedin:

I am a firm believer of seeing the commonalities between space and everyone’s lives. Without that commonality, most outside of the space sector bubble will not see how they are part of the community, or even thought about in the community. I want space to make accessible for all and the only way to achieve this is to continue our EDI support and education to companies and institutions, highlight space technology contributions, and showcase how you don’t need a science or engineering degree to become a member of the space community.

Who I follow on Linkedin

There are many that I follow on LinkedIn that have supported my research and science communication initiatives. To name a few, I would follow Kelsey Doerksen (PhD student at Oxford University studying machine learning to monitor climate change), Beth Mund (space communicator, analogue astronaut, and host of the Casual Space podcast), and Dr. Tanya Harrison (Director of Strategic Science Initiatives at Planet). I follow these three (and many others like them!) because they have been strong role models for me and supporters of my initiatives. All have believed in my messages to bridge the gap between the space sector and public, and all have provided me with advice on how to improve my communication of information and execution of projects. I can think of no one better to follow in the aerospace and space community.

 

Kelsey Doerksen

Visiting Researcher at NASA JPL | PhD Student in Machine Learning at University of Oxford | SSPI 20 under 35 Promise Award Winner 2021, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Beth Mund

Analog Astronaut | Chief Narrative Officer | Co Host at Explore Mars Inc. | Executive Director, STORIES of Space Project

Tanya Harrison

Director of Strategic Science Initiatives, Planet | Planetary Scientist, Science Communicator, and Consultant, Planet

Gavin’s Favorite Post

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❝This is my favourite post because it highlights the podcast episode where I interviewed four the Zenith Canada Pathway Foundation Fellow Interns of 2022. I wanted to give the students a platform to speak about their passion for the Canadian aerospace industry and what excited them about their upcoming internships (which they completed this summer, and some have been given part-time jobs to continue 🙂 ). I look at this post and I feel the warmth of their stories and the hard working attitudes for wanting to contribute to space and become a working member of the Canadian aerospace industry.❞

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❝This is my favourite post because it highlights the podcast episode where I interviewed four the Zenith Canada Pathway Foundation Fellow Interns of 2022. I wanted to give the students a platform to speak about their passion for the Canadian aerospace industry and what excited them about their upcoming internships (which they completed this summer, and some have been given part-time jobs to continue 🙂 ). I look at this post and I feel the warmth of their stories and the hard working attitudes for wanting to contribute to space and become a working member of the Canadian aerospace industry.❞

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