Mentors by Field: Engineering/ Technology

Anita Antwiwaa

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

Jennifer Blank

Research Scientist, NASA Ames

Basuti Bolo

Chair - Educational Technologies, Africa University, Zimbabwe

Iroka Chidinma Joy

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

Deepana Gandhi

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

Abbie Hutty

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

Pascale Lefebure

Biotechnology Engineer for Aerospace Projects and Microgravity Research, Chlorodia Labs

Shimrit Maman

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

Shayla Redmond

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

Yajaira Sierra-Sastre

Program Chair, Project PoSSUM

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