SGAC membership has been steadily growing throughout the years. Among our membership there are many incredible young space enthusiasts who should be recognized for their hard work and contributions to SGAC. In December 2009, the SGAC Executive Council decided to acknowledge one member per month for his or her outstanding work and contributions to SGAC and its goals, and we continued this until today.
SGAC is proud to present the SGAC May Member of the Month: Santiago Enriquez and Federico Perazzo.
Santiago Enriquez (Argentina)
Santiago Enriquez is a MBA student in Technology Management at the Buenos Aires University (UBA), Argentina. One of his topics of interest focuses on the analysis and management of argentine space sector with a global perspective. He holds a Bachelor´s Degree in Communication Sciences from the Social Sciences Faculty of the UBA. His Bachelor´s Thesis focused on the international policy framework for satellite communications, which was distinguished by the UBA as one of the best Bachelor´s Thesis of 2015 in the field of Communication Sciences. Currently he is working at the technology transfer management of de Atomic Energy National Commission of Argentina (CNEA), getting involved in interdisciplinary projects of interest for the argentine space sector. Santiago is National Point of Contact of Argentina since March 2016. Santiago loves German language and photography.
Here's Santiago's reaction:
"I´m really pleased to be recognized as one of the SGAC MoM! Federico and I have been working with passion, in order to spread the importance of SGAC among the argentine young spacegen. I´m very glad because we are doing a lot in SGAC-Argentina. This recognition is not only very important for me personally, but also an incentive to carry on with our projects in SGAC-Argentina. Thank you!”
Federico Perazzo (Argentina)
Federico Perazzo is an Industrial Engineer graduated in the National Technological University of Buenos Aires (UTN FRBA). He has been working in the Space Sector since 2013 and during these years Federico has participated as a Safety Engineer in the integration phase, environmental test phase and in the safety submission phase of two Argentinean Telecommunication Satellites (ARSAT 1 launched in 2014 and ARSAT 2 launched in 2015) and also participated in the integration phase of one observation satellite (SAOCOM 1B to be launched in 2018). Currently, he is working as a product assurance responsible in the design phase of an observation satellite called SABIA-MAR. Regarding SGAC, in 2015 Federico participated in the organization of the first South American Space Generation Workshop in Latin-America. In 2016, together with Santiago Enriquez, created a "Latin America Base Data" with more than 70 people involved in any kind of space activity and they have distributed to this network a newspaper with links and space news related with this region.
Here's Federico's reaction:
"I am really glad to receive this MoM SGAC recognition. This has been a pleasant surprise which motivates us to continue contributing to the expansion of SGAC in our region. And I sincerely hope that with this announce more people want to join our team to help us spread this interest that we have in space. Thank you very much!”
Santiago and Federico were nominated by Marco Antonio, Regional Coordinator - South America:
“In recognition of their efficiency, punctuality and willingness to spread the word of SGAC in the region with different activities and ideas thorughout the year. I believe these characteristics represent all that is good in SGAC, and I am pleased to nominate them for the honor of Member of the Month”
From SGAC Co-Chair, Alexander Gibson:
"Federico and Santiago are deeply deserving of our Member of the Month recognition. They have both worked tirelessly to build SGAC networks in South America and encourage others to do the same, with passion and dedication. Keep up the great work!"