Connected interview: Fionnghuala O’Reilly, scientist, broadcaster and beauty queen

Connected interview: Fionnghuala O’Reilly, scientist, broadcaster and beauty queen

Fionnghuala O’Reilly tells us about life as a datanaut, reporter, beauty queen and more

Emmet Ryan

Technology Correspondent @emmetjryan
28th March, 2021

Fionnghuala O’Reilly defies definition. For starters, she’s a scientist, a Nasa datanaut, an advocate, a model, an educator, a broadcaster, Irish, American and an entrepreneur. She goes by Fionnghuala or Fig, depending on the circumstances.

Nailing down her home town is a challenge – she was born in Fort Knox, Kentucky, but left when she was two years old as the family moved around with her father’s job in the US...

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