Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC)
The Space Governance System
Arizona State University
In collaboration with Dr. Timiebi Aganaba
Dr. Aganaba and I wrote a paper for the 2021 International Astronautical Congress in Dubai (Paper ID: IAC-21,E3,2,3,x6345). I was selected as a NASA student delegate to the conference.
Shortened Abstract: Space exploration and utilization is rapidly expanding and there is growing consensus that the complex space governance system must necessarily evolve with it. Faced with this dynamic nature, we present a clear framework for conceptualizing the space governance system as a tool for discussions on space law and policy. We aim to demystify its structure, resulting in an interpretation that enables us to work towards a modernized system that maintains core principles of peace, cooperation, sustainability, and protection of the space environment. We then discuss five core debates in modern space policy in this context: mega-constellations vs. maintaining a pristine night sky, entertainment vs. practicality, data sharing vs. privacy, common heritage of humankind vs. province of humankind, protection of the space environment vs. expansion.
Additional Experiences and Projects:
NASA Headquarters - A Review of NASA's APRA Suborbital Program
with Dr. Dominic Benford
During Summer 2020 I interned at NASA HQ and reviewed the Astrophysics Research and Analysis (APRA) Suborbital Program for its effectiveness at training the next generation of scientists, and its inclusiveness of a wide range of institutions and students.
Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS)
Johns Hopkins University Chapter
The JHU chapter was founded in Fall 2018. I became Vice President in Spring 2019, and served as President Fall 2019 - Spring 2020. During that time, we created four project teams: Space Policy, Space Engineering, Citizen Science, and the Telescope Club.
Aerospace Industries Association (AIA)
As an intern with AIA in Washington DC, I assisted with policy research and visits to Capitol Hill.
Citizens for Space Exploration (CSE)
Volunteers for CSE meet with US congressional offices to educate on the value and importance of space exploration. I volunteered both in 2019 and virtually in 2020.