, Annika Jensen
I am so excited for the opportunity to direct this incredible program that has been so influential for so long, and for so many kids, including myself. I was an Astro Camp camper and volunteer for six summers, and a team leader for two. It was because of my experiences at Astro Camp that I chose to become an engineer. I got my BS in Mechanical/Aerospace Engineering from Utah State University. (I got a minor in German for fun.) I worked for three years at the Space Dynamics Laboratory as a student designer, technician, and analyst. I participated in the USLI NASA competition, helping lead my rocket team to a national championship. As a member of the Society of Women Engineers, I spent ten years presenting science outreach and leadership workshops across the country. I started my own STEM summer camp program in Houston, TX, before returning to Utah to take over Astro Camp when the founders retired in 2016. I
In my non-science-program-running time, I love to hang out with my nerdy husband and our three brilliant kiddos (fourth coming in August!).
Awards and Certifications:
Northern Utah AEF Teacher of the Year, 2018
Northern Utah Rube Goldberg 1st Place Team, 2018
Level 1 Teacher, 2016-Present
USLI 1st Place, 2011
USU MAE Service Award, 2011
Hi! I’m Amy Gull. I love working at Astro Camp and teaching children that science is fun! I first heard of Astro Camp when I accompanied my son, who was in 5th grade at the time, on a field trip here. He later came to one of the summer camps and loved it! At that camp’s graduation, “Mr. D” (Ed Douglas– co-founder of Astro Camp) invited parents to come volunteer throughout the school year on Mission days. I took him up on the offer and ended up doing that for four consecutive school years. In fall of 2015, Mr. D offered me the position as Staff Assistant and I very much enjoyed it and working with him. I feel very grateful to be a bridge between the former and current Astro Camp Directors and to continue teaching students the joy of space and science. My own interest, understanding and enthusiasm for all things science has greatly increased since working here. I love to learn! I love running, talking with people, and have a weakness for sweets. I have a wonderful husband and have been married for 17 years. We have been blessed to have four fabulous children. I live in Ogden.