- Date of Birth:1993
- Education:Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the United Arab Emirates University and training from Vaasa University of Applied Sciences in Finland.
- Previous Occupation:Engineer at the National Petroleum Construction Company
Nora AlMatrooshi was born in 1993 and obtained a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the United Arab Emirates University in 2015 along with training from the Vaasa University of Applied Sciences in Finland.
AlMatrooshi is a member of The American Society of Mechanical Engineers and is currently working as an engineer at the National Petroleum Construction Company, with five years of practical experience in her field.
Her career accomplishments include managing engineering projects for the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC). She was also the vice president of the Youth Council for three consecutive years at the National Petroleum Construction Company.
Excelling in engineering and mathematics, AlMatrooshi placed first in the UAE for the 2011 International Mathematical Olympiad. She was also selected for the 2013 UAE Youth Ambassadors Programme in South Korea, organised under the aegis of the Court of the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi.
AlMatrooshi was involved in organising the Special Olympics IX MENA Games 2018 held in Abu Dhabi and further volunteered for the Special Olympics World Games 2019. She has overseen the implementation of several projects aimed at empowering the youth and has gone on to represent the UAE at the UN International Youth Conference in the summer 2018 and winter 2019 editions.
AlMatrooshi has been a member of The Emirates Foundation’s Takatof since 2011 and was part of the team that represented the UAE at Expo Milano 2015. She has also volunteered for the F1 event in Abu Dhabi in 2015, 2016 and 2017.
Nora AlMatrooshi joined the “2021 NASA Astronaut Candidate Class.” Under the training programme, the astronauts are trained to manage various missions on the International Space Station, including simulated spacewalks and long duration stay, along with training in major systems, robotics, extravehicular activity, T-38 jet courses, water and land survival, Russian language skills and theoretical training.