Gladys Chepkirui Ngetich is a Rhodes Scholar and a Schmidt Science Fellow. She is currently undertaking her postdoctoral research at Space Enabled at MIT under Schmidt Science Fellowship. She completed her PhD in Engineering Science (Aerospace) at Oxford Thermofluids Institute at the University of Oxford in 2019. During her PhD, she researched efficient ways of cooling jet engines. Before joining Oxford, Gladys pursued her bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology in Kenya. Gladys is an experienced leader, motivational speaker, footballer, author, and passionate about women empowerment. She heads Iluu; an organization that mentors, inspires, and empowers women and girls in Kenya.