Matthew Isakowitz Fellow, Class of 2019
Current School: University of California, Los Angeles, Bachelor of Science in Physics
Host Company: Lockheed Martin Ventures
As a child, Nakul Gupta dreamed of traveling on the space shuttle as a NASA astronaut. Nowadays, he studies physics at UCLA while eagerly following the development of the commercial space industry and dreaming of the day where humanity first steps foot on Mars. He hopes to become a leader in commercial space, and pursue graduate degrees in aerospace engineering & business. Aside from his passion for space, Nakul loves reading about topics ranging from history, philosophy, and astronomy to artificial intelligence, economics, and psychology, with the hope that one day he will be able to develop his own personal theory of life and its purpose in the universe. In his free time, he loves watching football and baseball, working out, and sailing for the UCLA sailing team.