2023 Mentor: Maruška Strah
Executive Director of World Space Week Association
Field: Space and Sustainability, International Relations
Profile: Maruška Strah has served as the WSWA Executive Director since 2018. In 2022, Maruška was selected for the prestigious IAF Young Space Leader award. She is passionate about space and space law ever since she read her first chapter on international space law. Her interest only deepened during her internship at the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs, where she gained significant insight in the work of both the public and private sector involved with the space industry. Maruška is pursuing a PhD in Legal Studies at the Law Faculty of the University of Vienna, where she is focusing her research on Space Traffic Management which is her main area of interest.
Maruška is a member of the International Institute of Space Law, where she is the Co-Chair of the Space Traffic Management Working Group. She is also a member of the International Astronautical Federation Space Traffic Management Committee and a member of the International Association for the Advancement of Space Safety and the European Center for Space Law.