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Tara M. Ruttley

Space Scientist; Neuroscientist; Engineer; Archaeologist; Entrepreneur; Inventor; Aquanaut; Astronaut Finalist; Internationally-Acclaimed Speaker; Explorer

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 Tara M. Ruttley Biography

Tara M. Ruttley is an associate program scientist for the International Space Station (ISS) for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) at Johnson Space Center in Houston. Her current role consists of representing and communicating all research on the ISS, and supporting the ISS Chief Scientist’s research recommendations to NASA Headquarters.

Ruttley had wanted to work for the space program since she was a kid growing up in southern Louisiana. She worked her way up to her dream job, and has had some unique experiences along the way, but two pivotal moments mid-career made her question what else in life she was missing out on. What were her "other things"?

Ruttley is also a neuroscientist and knows that the brain literally changes when we have a new experience. We live in a limitless universe with seven different continents, nearly 200 different countries, more than 7 billion people, thousands of cultures, and hundreds of thousands of unique experiences, but mostly we stick to our daily routines. Yet even tiny new experiences can make us better able to adapt to change, overcome fear and adversity, and improve creativity. Why not try something new?

For her own good, Ruttley has been on a journey to explore beyond her routine, and now she inspires others to do the same. Whether you’re currently living your best life, or you’re stuck wondering what’s ahead, Ruttley's message resonates with everyone.

Ruttley is a dynamic, down-to-Earth, relatable speaker, and someone who is just fun to talk with. She has over a decade of experience in media appearances and has given light-hearted, informative, leadership-driven, and motivational keynotes to audiences ranging from undergraduates to career scientists and industry corporate professionals.

She pursued her B.S. degree in Biology and received an MS in Mechanical Engineering from Colorado State University. In 2001, she began working for NASA as a biomedical engineer for the medical equipment and human research hardware used on the ISS.

She then completed her Ph.D. in Neuroscience and joined the ISS office, where she’s played an active role in the science activities taking place on the ISS. Ruttley has authored publications ranging from hardware design to neurological science, and also holds a U.S. utility patent.

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Research in Space:  Facilities on the International Space Station

Research in Space: Facilities on the International Space Station

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  • Beyond the Routine Keynote Speaker

    What’s the strangest thing you’ve ever done? Most courageous? Most memorable? Our brains are literally rewired for the better when we try new experiences. This makes it easier for us to adapt to change and build resiliency. We are Everyday People: parents, leaders, executives, teachers, professionals, learners, introverts, and extroverts. And we all have our daily routines that work (and sometimes they just don’t!). Tara’s got stories to tell (and no, she’s never jumped out of an airplane!) and opportunities to share that will motivate you to get out and do something new, big or small, beyond your daily routine. Realize your full potential when you grow through nw experiences! You can also connect on her Facebook page and encourage each other to try new or exciting things. Maybe she will join you!

  • Student Motivation Keynote Speaker

    Tara grew up in southern Louisiana and was the first in her family to graduate college. As an undergraduate, she stumbled upon the McNair Scholar program, who took her in and motivated her to complete her graduate degrees. Now she enjoys speaking to university students who are looking for someone who can motivate them to push through the adversity, obtain that degree and land that dream career. Tomorrow, next week, next month, next year is going to come no matter what! What will that look like for you?

  • Science Communication

    Science is hotter than ever these days! It’s controversial, cultural, relevant, and the basis of a functional democratic society. But none of this matters if you’re speaking science-y jargon to the folks who really do want to care and want to do something with your results! Climate change, genetics, food production, health…the public wants to learn and take action but sometimes you’re just confusing them. Learn the importance of becoming a relevant story teller so that your research can impact your stakeholders: the general public, your investors/funding reviewers, congress, the media, and your grandmother! Tara has a decade of experience in speaking to audiences on complicated science topics, and has learned relevant tactics to share with her fellow science colleagues to help them lose the "so what?" gaze during conversation.

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  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR Tara M. Ruttley?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Tara M. Ruttley for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Tara M. Ruttley for your next private or corporate function.
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Tara M. Ruttley

Space Scientist; Neuroscientist; Engineer; Archaeologist; Entrepreneur; Inventor; Aquanaut; Astronaut Finalist; Internationally-Acclaimed Speaker; Explorer

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Tara M. Ruttley Biography

Tara M. Ruttley is an associate program scientist for the International Space Station (ISS) for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) at Johnson Space Center in Houston. Her current role consists of representing and communicating all research on the ISS, and supporting the ISS Chief Scientist’s research recommendations to NASA Headquarters.

Ruttley had wanted to work for the space program since she was a kid growing up in southern Louisiana. She worked her way up to her dream job, and has had some unique experiences along the way, but two pivotal moments mid-career made her question what else in life she was missing out on. What were her "other things"?

Ruttley is also a neuroscientist and knows that the brain literally changes when we have a new experience. We live in a limitless universe with seven different continents, nearly 200 different countries, more than 7 billion people, thousands of cultures, and hundreds of thousands of unique experiences, but mostly we stick to our daily routines. Yet even tiny new experiences can make us better able to adapt to change, overcome fear and adversity, and improve creativity. Why not try something new?

For her own good, Ruttley has been on a journey to explore beyond her routine, and now she inspires others to do the same. Whether you’re currently living your best life, or you’re stuck wondering what’s ahead, Ruttley's message resonates with everyone.

Ruttley is a dynamic, down-to-Earth, relatable speaker, and someone who is just fun to talk with. She has over a decade of experience in media appearances and has given light-hearted, informative, leadership-driven, and motivational keynotes to audiences ranging from undergraduates to career scientists and industry corporate professionals.

She pursued her B.S. degree in Biology and received an MS in Mechanical Engineering from Colorado State University. In 2001, she began working for NASA as a biomedical engineer for the medical equipment and human research hardware used on the ISS.

She then completed her Ph.D. in Neuroscience and joined the ISS office, where she’s played an active role in the science activities taking place on the ISS. Ruttley has authored publications ranging from hardware design to neurological science, and also holds a U.S. utility patent.

Tara M. Ruttley Videos

  • Tara Ruttley - Space Camp Hall of Fame (Class of 2018)
  • Aspire To Inspire: Women in Science
  • Women in STEM: STEM in the Global Science Community

Tara M. Ruttley Books

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Tara M. Ruttley Speaking Topics

  • Beyond the Routine Keynote Speaker

    What’s the strangest thing you’ve ever done? Most courageous? Most memorable? Our brains are literally rewired for the better when we try new experiences. This makes it easier for us to adapt to change and build resiliency. We are Everyday People: parents, leaders, executives, teachers, professionals, learners, introverts, and extroverts. And we all have our daily routines that work (and sometimes they just don’t!). Tara’s got stories to tell (and no, she’s never jumped out of an airplane!) and opportunities to share that will motivate you to get out and do something new, big or small, beyond your daily routine. Realize your full potential when you grow through nw experiences! You can also connect on her Facebook page and encourage each other to try new or exciting things. Maybe she will join you!

  • Student Motivation Keynote Speaker

    Tara grew up in southern Louisiana and was the first in her family to graduate college. As an undergraduate, she stumbled upon the McNair Scholar program, who took her in and motivated her to complete her graduate degrees. Now she enjoys speaking to university students who are looking for someone who can motivate them to push through the adversity, obtain that degree and land that dream career. Tomorrow, next week, next month, next year is going to come no matter what! What will that look like for you?

  • Science Communication

    Science is hotter than ever these days! It’s controversial, cultural, relevant, and the basis of a functional democratic society. But none of this matters if you’re speaking science-y jargon to the folks who really do want to care and want to do something with your results! Climate change, genetics, food production, health…the public wants to learn and take action but sometimes you’re just confusing them. Learn the importance of becoming a relevant story teller so that your research can impact your stakeholders: the general public, your investors/funding reviewers, congress, the media, and your grandmother! Tara has a decade of experience in speaking to audiences on complicated science topics, and has learned relevant tactics to share with her fellow science colleagues to help them lose the "so what?" gaze during conversation.

FAQs on booking Tara M. Ruttley

  • How to book Tara M. Ruttley?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Tara M. Ruttley for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Tara M. Ruttley, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Tara M. Ruttley or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Tara M. Ruttley?

    Booking fees for Tara M. Ruttley, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Tara M. Ruttley, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Tara M. Ruttley?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Tara M. Ruttley for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Tara M. Ruttley for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Tara M. Ruttley or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Tara M. Ruttley or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Tara M. Ruttley is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Tara M. Ruttley for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Tara M. Ruttley generally travels from Washington, DC, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Ellen Stofan, Danielle Feinberg, Emily Calandrelli, Aprille Ericsson and Tracy Chou. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Tara M. Ruttley for an upcoming event.

Tara M. Ruttley Speaker Videos

  • Tara Ruttley - Space Camp Hall of Fame (Class of 2018)
    Aspire To Inspire: Women in Science
  • Women in STEM: STEM in the Global Science Community

Tara M. Ruttley Speaking Topics

  • Beyond the Routine Keynote Speaker

    What’s the strangest thing you’ve ever done? Most courageous? Most memorable? Our brains are literally rewired for the better when we try new experiences. This makes it easier for us to adapt to change and build resiliency. We are Everyday People: parents, leaders, executives, teachers, professionals, learners, introverts, and extroverts. And we all have our daily routines that work (and sometimes they just don’t!). Tara’s got stories to tell (and no, she’s never jumped out of an airplane!) and opportunities to share that will motivate you to get out and do something new, big or small, beyond your daily routine. Realize your full potential when you grow through nw experiences! You can also connect on her Facebook page and encourage each other to try new or exciting things. Maybe she will join you!

  • Student Motivation Keynote Speaker

    Tara grew up in southern Louisiana and was the first in her family to graduate college. As an undergraduate, she stumbled upon the McNair Scholar program, who took her in and motivated her to complete her graduate degrees. Now she enjoys speaking to university students who are looking for someone who can motivate them to push through the adversity, obtain that degree and land that dream career. Tomorrow, next week, next month, next year is going to come no matter what! What will that look like for you?

  • Science Communication

    Science is hotter than ever these days! It’s controversial, cultural, relevant, and the basis of a functional democratic society. But none of this matters if you’re speaking science-y jargon to the folks who really do want to care and want to do something with your results! Climate change, genetics, food production, health…the public wants to learn and take action but sometimes you’re just confusing them. Learn the importance of becoming a relevant story teller so that your research can impact your stakeholders: the general public, your investors/funding reviewers, congress, the media, and your grandmother! Tara has a decade of experience in speaking to audiences on complicated science topics, and has learned relevant tactics to share with her fellow science colleagues to help them lose the "so what?" gaze during conversation.

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