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Aurora Straus

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Episode 23 - Aurora Straus - Profesional Race Car Driver

Express to Success

Aurora Straus is a 22-year-old professional racecar driver in the USA, a student, and a musician. She currently competes in the IMSA Continental Tire Sportscar Challenge, and previously raced in the Battery Tender Mazda MX-5 Cup. She is currently attending Harvard University while competing as a professional.  At 19 years of age, was the only professional teenage female sportscar racer in North America. Tune in to her how she balances professional race car driving, school and her own personal passions. 


9 Apr 2021

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Becoming a Professional Race Car Driver with Aurora Straus

The Jordan Syatt Mini-Podcast

In this episode of The Jordan Syatt Mini Podcast, I speak with a wonderful young woman and professional race car driver, Aurora Straus, about her incredible life story, how she's achieved so much at such a young age, and what she hopes to accomplish in the future.  You can follow Aurora on IG @aurorastraus You can support Aurora's work on IG @girlswithdrive I hope you enjoy the episode and, if you do, please leave a review on iTunes (huge thank you to everyone who has written one so far). Finally, if you've been thinking about joining The Inner Circle but haven't yet...we have hundreds of home and bodyweight workouts for you and you can get them all here: www.sfinnercircle.com. -J


25 Mar 2021

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#09 – Aurora Straus - 22 - Youngest Professional Race Car Driver On Breaking Into Male Dominated Industries and Other Obstacles at 200 MPH

The Next Generation

On today's episode we chat with Aurora Straus. Aurora is a full time student at Harvard University and also one of the youngest professional race car drivers. When she’s not winning races or taking exams, she’s running Girls with Drive which helps young women break into male dominated industries. We talk with Aurora about her experience learning to drive at the age of 13, the intense training that goes into preparing for a competition, and the best way for people to get started in racing.

1hr 6mins

10 Mar 2021

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Interview with Aurora Straus

Drivers Only

Drivers Only completed their first episode with a professional driver. Aurora Straus was a fantastic guest filled with great stories and even better insight into the racing world. She's a badass girl with a great big announcement, tune in to find out just what it is.

1hr 25mins

24 Feb 2021

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Aurora Straus (Racing Driver!)

The Smoking Tire

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2hr 4mins

10 Mar 2020

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Episode 108: Aurora Straus & Girls With Drive

Eat Green Make Green Podcast

“You become qualified to do things by doing them.”On this week’s episode of the Eat Green Make Green Podcast, I sit down with the amazing Aurora Straus. Aurora is one of the only female professional race car drivers in the country and founder of the non-profit Girls With Drive. We talk about how a young girl from New York got into race car driving, her path and the many different paths to becoming a professional, what she views as her biggest accomplishments on and off the track, why building a racing career is very similar to building a startup business, the role a fellow Boston female entrepreneur (Zoe Barry) has played in her success, why she started Girls With Drive to encourage young women to get active in male-dominated fields, the physical demands and how she trains her body for racing, how she mentally handles the risk associated with racing, why she believes women are taught from a young age to be risk averse, and much more. Monday through Wednesday Aurora is in lecture halls at Harvard and Thursday through Sunday she’s going 175 mph in a BMW M4 GT4 in places like Daytona. Aurora is truly one of the most impressive 21 year old’s I’ve ever met.Show NotesGirls With Drive: https://www.girlswithdrive.orgGirls With Drive Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/girlswithdriveAurora’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/aurorastraus/Aurora’s Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aurorastraus

1hr 10mins

3 Feb 2020

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How to use social media to find supporters for your dream job with race-car driver Aurora Straus

Money Tips for Financial Grownups

How do you pay for your passion? Race car driver Aurora Straus became a financial grownup early on when as a young teen she wanted to get into the very expensive business of race car driving. Straus gets candid about how she leveraged LinkedIn and brownies to get the sponsorship money to make her dream come true.  Have you tried Blinkist? Read or listen to entire books in about 15 minutes - kind of like this podcast - with the Blinkist App. Try it for free and support this show by going to http://bobbirebell.com/blinkist For more information, visit the show notes at https://www.bobbirebell.com/podcast/aurorastraus 


25 Jun 2019

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Racing Driver, Aurora Straus

The Road Stories Project

Aurora Straus is who some people would call an overachiever. She's a Harvard attending, race car driving, non-profit managing ball of energy. In this episode, we talk about her taking up racing at 13, thanks to her dad, helping young girls find career paths in male dominated fields, and her future in racing.


7 Mar 2019

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Episode 75: Meet Aurora Straus

Spike's Car Radio

19-year-old race car driver Aurora Straus joins Spike to talk about starting at 13, her family's support and working alongside her dad, the importance of continuing her education, and overcoming fear by treating the car like an instrument. Plus, Spike and Z go over some Porsches up for auction.

1hr 27mins

7 Nov 2018

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1040: Aurora Straus is a race car driver who competes in the Pirelli World Challenge.

Cars Yeah with Mark Greene

Aurora Straus is a race car driver who competes in the #36 Richard Mille BMW M4 in the Pirelli World Challenge and today, she’s leading in the Championship points with 6 races left in the season. She is currently the only female, teenage racecar driver competing professionally in North America.  Her racing started at 15 years old when she competed in the International Trophy Cup and Skip Barber Series, racing Porsche Caymans and Mazda MX-5s.  Along with a passion for racing, Aurora enjoys studying, singing, and playing the piano and guitar. Aurora has been accepted to Harvard University’s class of 2022 and plans to pursue degrees in both mechanical engineering and English literature. 


28 May 2018