Current Space4Women Network Mentors

Alessandra Abe Pacini

Space Physicist and Writer (NWRA/ InSpace)

Anita Antwiwaa

Head of Operations, All Nations University Space Systems and Technology Laboratory, Ghana

Zainab Azim

Co-Founder of G.I.V.E and Youngest Member of Virgin Galactic's Future Astronaut Program

Jennifer Blank

Research Scientist, NASA Ames

Basuti Bolo

Chair - Educational Technologies, Africa University, Zimbabwe

Jennifer Breslin

Director, Futuristas

Shelli Brunswick

Chief Operating Officer, Space Foundation

Iroka Chidinma Joy

Chief Engineer, Engineering and Space Systems Division, National Space Research and Development Agency

Chiara Chiesa

International PR and Space Technology Commercialization Transfer Advisor

Ilaria Cinelli

President, Aerospace Human Factors Association, Aerospace Medical Association

Vered Cohen Barzilay

Founder/ Director, Out of the Box - Science Accelerator

Verania Echaide

Interinstitutional Specialist, Mexican Space Agency

Ana Cristina Galhego Rosa

Founder and CEO, DipteronUG

Deepana Gandhi

Guidance, Navigation, and Controls Engineer, TeamIndus - Axiom Research Labs, India

Alice Gorman

Space Archaeologist, Author, and Associate Professor at Flinders University, Australia

Alissa Haddaji

Lecturer on Law, Harvard Law School and Founder, Space Consortium at Harvard and MIT

Ghina Halabi

Founder and Managing Director, She Speaks Science, University of Cambridge

Abbie Hutty

Locomotion Subsystem Manager, Mars Sample Fetch Rover, Airbus Defense and Space

Aisha Jagirani

Director General, Department of External Relations and Legal Affairs, Asia Pacific Space Cooperation Organization

Elena Kilpio

Russian Academy of Sciences, Department of Physics Deputy head of support staff, researcher (astronomy and astrophysics)

Sara Langston

Lawyer/ Ethicist and Assistant Professor of Spaceflight Operations at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Cassie Lee

Advanced Programs Lead - Weather and Remote Sensing, Lockheed Martin Space and Co-Founder, Brooke Owens Fellowship

Pascale Lefebure

Biotechnology Engineer for Aerospace Projects and Microgravity Research, Chlorodia Labs

Natalia Lemarquis

Technical Project Manager, In-Space Missions Ltd.

Shimrit Maman

Research Associate and Director, The Earth and Planetary Image Facility, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

Jan Millsapps

Writer/ Director/ Educator and Professor Emeritus of Cinema, San Francisco State University

Veronica Moronese

Space Law Researcher and Member, Scientific Committee of the Center for Near Space, Italy

Susan Murabana Owen

CEO and Co-Founder, The Travelling Telescope

Thi Hien Nguyen

CEO/ Founder, SpaceconneX

Karin Nilsdotter

CEO, Spaceport Sweden; Tech Woman of the Year; Founder, Women in Space; Member of the Virgin Galactic Future Astronaut Program

Shayla Redmond

Department of Education Director, Researcher, and Scientist at Project PoSSUM; Founder/ CEO, STEAM Unlimited Inc.

Thais Russomano

Space Physiology and Aerospace Medicine; Founder and CEO of InnovaSpace Ltd, UK

Yajaira Sierra-Sastre

Program Chair, Project PoSSUM

Maruska Strah

Executive Director, World Space Week Association

Victoria Valdivia

Space Policy Advisor, Chilean Air Force and Researcher, Center for Aerospace Strategic Studies

Notice: Network Mentors take independent committments to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment in the space sector and do not hold official affiliation or status with the United Nations. The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs is not liable for any words spoken or actions taken by Network Mentors. Links, citations, or other references to external websites do not consitute an endorsement on the part of the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs or the United Nations.

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