Mentors by Geographic Region: North America and the Caribbean

Alessandra Abe Pacini

Space Physicist and Writer (NWRA/ InSpace)

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

Jennifer Breslin

Director, Futuristas

Shelli Brunswick

Chief Operating Officer, Space Foundation

Verania Echaide

Interinstitutional Specialist, Mexican Space Agency

Alissa Haddaji

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

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

Jan Millsapps

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

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 Eduacation Director, Researcher, and Scientists 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

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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