SGAC is proud to present the SGAC September 2014 Member of the Month: Emmanuelle David (Former Project Coordinator)

Emmanuelle David

Emmanuelle David works as a Systems Engineer in the launcher area at the German Aerospace Center (DLR), Institute of Space Systems in Bremen since January 2012. In April 2014, she got seconded from DLR to the Ariane 5 Midlife-Evolution Integrated Team of the European Space Agency (ESA). In 2010-2011, Emmanuelle served as a young graduate trainee at the ESA Office in Washington DC. She holds Space Engineering degrees both from the University of Technology of Compiegne, France, and the Technical University of Brunswick, Germany.


Emmanuelle attended her first Space Generation Congress in Cape Town in 2011, she was then appointed as Project Coordinator for 2 ½ years. She was Subject Matter Expert at the SGC in Naples 2012, recipient of the Global Grant to attend the first Space Fusion Forum (SGFF) in 2012 and part of the SGFF organizing team in 2013. She is now a member of Women in Aerospace and of two IAF Committees (Young Professional and Workforce Development and Space Transportation). She organized in April 2014 the SpaceUp Bremen with SGAC friends, a free unconference for space enthusiasts.

On her free time, Emmanuelle enjoys playing volleyball, running, cooking and of course spending time with friends.

For more information, you can visit her Linkedin profile or follow her on twitter @numhero.

Noemie Bernede (France) and Philipp Maier (Germany), nominated Emmanuelle, here are their quote:
Emmanuelle has always been a proactive member at SGAC and she has shown great dedication during her two-year mandate as Project Coordinator. Several projects started with her initiative and she greatly motivated other SGAC members with her way of overseeing and coordinating the projects. Beyond her involvement at SGAC, she also brings a valuable contribution to the space community thanks to her commitment in connecting the SGAC to other organizations, such as Women in Aerospace. For all these reasons, we would like to nominate Emmanuelle as Member of the Month.

Here is Emmanuelle's reaction:
What an honour and surprise to be SGAC Member of the Month! Thanks to the organisation, I’ve learned to manage challenging and enriching projects with fantastic intercultural teams. I’ve broadened and strengthened my professional network. I can only be grateful to all those opportunities SGAC gave me. I hope to always keep up this inspiring spirit in my daily life. I am looking forward new challenges within SGAC!

Chris Vasko, SGAC Chair:
Emmanuelle has been with us for years and I am glad she is being recognized for being such a proactive and organized member. Her passion for space and talent for teamwork played an important role in establishing and coordinating our project groups, and in initiating or supporting relationships with a number of organisations. Congratulations Em!

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