Alice Pellegrino

System Engineer and Subcontractors Manager (QinetiQ); Committee Secretary of the Rome local group of Women In Aerospace Europe (WIA-E Rome LG)

Region:          Europe

Field:              Space Systems Engineering


Profile:     Alice is working as System Engineer and Subcontractors Manager at QinetiQ in Belgium, on the International Berthing and Docking Mechanism project. Before arriving in Belgium,she worked as Lead System Engineer on small satellites' projects at Canon Electronics Inc. in Tokyo (Japan). She has a Master's degree in Space and Astronautical Engineering with a specialization in "Remote Sensing from Space" at Sapienza University of Rome (Italy). In parallel with her studies, she has been always involved in students' organizations and educational programs on CubeSats and stratospheric experiments, since University years, in cooperation with the research team of the Sapienza Space Systems and Space Surveillance Laboratory (S5Lab). Since 2015, Alice has been part of the Rome Local Group of Women In Aerospace Europe (WIA-E Rome LG) and she is the Committee Secretary of the Rome local group and the coordinator of the research project on Gender Equality in the Aerospace Field. In 2021, she also joined Eutopian, the European observatory on democratic innovation, and BeWiSe (Belgian Women in Science). Alice had the chance to moderate different events to discuss the topic "Gender Equality in the Aerospace Field” in France (November 2018), Japan (December 2019), and she is very active in the organisation and participation in events, webinars and discussions on gender-related topics.


Network Activities:     I am working on the promotion and sharing of the #InspiredByWho Initiative (on Facebook/Instagram/LinkedIn), created with the main goal to demonstrate how every single person crossing our path could inspire and motivate personal choices and inspire people to keep fighting for their dreams. Furthermore, I am working on the creation of the #WeCanInspire Program, to support students’ organizations in Aerospace Faculties, to organise activities (as providing role models, organising networking events, etc.) to support and encourage students, and in particular young women, to pursue their dreams and careers and in understanding that there is Space for everyone.