Mentors by Geographic Region: Europe

Zainab Azim

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

Chiara Chiesa

International PR and Space Technology Commercialization Transfer Advisor

Ilaria Cinelli

President, Aerospace Human Factors Association, Aerospace Medical Association

Ana Cristina Galhego Rosa

Founder and CEO, DipteronUG

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

Elena Kilpio

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

Pascale Lefebure

Biotechnology Engineer for Aerospace Projects and Microgravity Research, Chlorodia Labs

Natalia Lemarquis

Technical Project Manager, In-Space Missions Ltd.

Veronica Moronese

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

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

Thais Russomano

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

Maruska Strah

Executive Director, World Space Week Association 

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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