Diana Alsindy

M Wade Holler

Diana Alsindy is a Propulsion Development Engineer and the founder of


She is part of a team that is responsible for LanuncherOne’s Stage Systems design, operation and testing. She received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering (2017) from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Originally from Baghdad, Diana is an Iraqi immigrant who has been passionate about engineering since she was 10 years old, watching her grandfather weld metal plates in small machine shop in the backyard of their home in Baghdad. She was named a Gordon Engineering Leadership Fellow and a Brooke Owens Fellow in 2017.

In October 2018, Diana founded @TheArabianStargazer a bilingual educational platform that promotes STEM to the Arab youth all around the world. The platform includes videos, pictures and riddles about subjects such as “Why should I be an Engineer?” and “How does Space Exploration helps us here on Earth?” She aspires to inspire the youth especially in the Middle Eastern community to be more engaged in space exploration and STEM. Diana hosts virtual classes with schools that do not have access to engineering resources, where she uses fun and easy engineering concepts and props to explain Science and Space. Diana’s ultimate goal is to develop a student camp across the Middle East that will be equipped with resources, materials and opportunities for students to learn tangible skill-sets about Engineering and Science in the space industry.