Ms Henderson graduated from the University of Alabama in 2016 with a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering. She also was an active member of the school’s Varsity Women’s Rowing team. During her undergraduate studies she interned with Draper Laboratory in Cambridge, Massachusetts and competed at NASA’s Student Launch Competition. Aside from her required undergraduate coursework, she completed courses in biology and kinesiology to further her understanding of the human body. Building upon these experiences, she chose to pursue her Master’s in Space Studies with a focus on engineering to be able to work with human factors engineering and the physiology of spaceflight. After graduation, she secured a full-time position with Jacobs.