043 Satellites and Security, with Rachel Gupton

Join us in this episode as we discover the story of Rachel Gupton.  We find her at the intersection of National Security and Philanthropy making a difference in STEM.  This Rockstar scientist is a native New Mexican serving the state and the nation with her talents and smarts!  We are so thankful that she made time in her full schedule to give us a glimpse into her life of making a difference!

Show Notes

Rachel is an electrical and computer engineer at Sandia National Laboratories.  She has been at Sandia since 2011, starting off as an intern and then she was accepted into the Critical Skills Master Program in 2013 which funded her master’s degree.  She received her bachelors and masters degrees in Electrical and Computing Engineering from the University of Arizona.  She currently works in the Satellites Division.  She is also a local philanthropist serving on the board of Saranam and Explora, and she is active in United Way giving societies. Rachel and her husband, Billy, who is a financial advisor and philanthropic guru, were married in 2017 and live in Albuquerque with their two dogs.  Rachel is a Bosque School alumna from the Class of 2009 and served on the recent Head of School Search Committee.

Sandia National Laboratories

Sandia National Laboratories – Student and Postdocs

Stuff in Space


Bosque School

United Way – Tocqueville Society

Jail & Prison Team – Sagebrush Church (Billy Gupton)




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