SGAC Announces New Copy Editors
4 December, 2014
SGAC would like to welcome Candice Goodwin, Abhijeet Kumar, Nikita Marwaha, Dario Schor and Leo Teeney as new SGAC Copy Editors.
SGAC Announces New Copy Editors
4 December, 2014
SGAC would like to welcome Candice Goodwin, Abhijeet Kumar, Nikita Marwaha, Dario Schor and Leo Teeney as new Copy Editors. The Copy Editor's duties will be to review all SGAC's reports and documents before publication. The new team will be working with existing Copy Editors, Justin Park (USA/Switzerland) and Laura Rose (Canada).
SGAC is delighted to welcome in the new team and look forward to working with them.
More about the new SGAC Copy Editors:
Candice Michelle Goodwin was born and raised in South Africa, with a passion for knowledge, travel, meeting people, and making movies. She holds a Masters of Science in Molecular & Cell Biology and a PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Cape Town. She also has qualifications in Interior Decorating and Film & TV Production, and is a published author. Candice has travelled to 18 countries and has plans to see and experience much more. Candice moved to Australia in 2012 and currently lives in Brisbane, working as a bioprocess engineer and microbiologist for Patheon Biologics, Australia’s largest contract manufacturing organisation, producing biologics to treat disease. While exploring the Sunshine and Gold Coasts, Candice enjoys various adventure activities, photographing the experiences along the way.
Candice is excited to take on the role of Copy Editor and become more involved with the SGAC. In South Africa, Candice had studied space technology and participated in projects run by the South African Astronomical Observatory, including a rocketry project carrying a biological payload. She also participated in various outreach activities and enjoyed helping disadvantaged students learn about space science. Candice has also worked in the USA and Italy and in relation to her role as Copy Editor has previous experience as the Editor of Publications for the Science Faculty at the University of Cape Town and was a screenwriter at the South African Broadcast Corporation. Candice is excited to combine her enthusiasm for space, writing and creativity to ensure success in the Copy Editor role.
Abhijeet is a final year student of aerospace engineering at the University of Sydney. He is currently completing his honours undergraduate thesis studying hypersonic flows around a novel airbreathing engine intake. Abhijeet has also recently returned from Germany where he was working on a project studying thermoacoustic combustion instabilities in liquid-fueled rocket engines. Abhijeet was first involved with SGAC as a recipient of the Australian Futures Scholarship to attend Space Generation Congress 2012, Naples and has been involved in several ways since, including leading a working group to a paper that was presented at IAC 2013, Beijing; assisting in the editing of the 2013 SGAC documents, and as the communication co-ordinator of the Asia Pacific Regional Space Generation Workshop. Abhijeet has also had an active involvement in the Australian aerospace industry holding leadership positions in the Royal Aeronautical Society and the Australian Youth Aerospace Association.
Nikita is a science writer and editor from London. From an early age, she sought to combine her two passions of writing and science. Nikita initially studied Biological Sciences at the University of Birmingham before pursuing her Masters in Space Studies at the International Space University (ISU). Here, she gained professional experience as an intern in the Strategic Communications division as a part of the New Media & Innovation Team at NASA Ames Research Center in California. In addition to this, Nikita has interned at the European Southern Observatory where she worked on communicating cutting-edge astronomical research to the public.
As a staff writer for Space Safety Magazine, Nikita enjoys the creative challenges that science communication presents. Her writing has also appeared in articles for the European Geosciences Union and Design & Data GmbH. Nikita blogs for Making Apple Pie From Scratch (www.makingapplepiefromscratch.com), a website she founded over two years ago in order to share her experiences as a young space professional and to inspire others. Nikita participated in the ISU Space Studies Program (SSP) in Florida in 2012 and worked as a Teaching Associate for the Human Performance in Space Department at the 2014 SSP in Montreal. Nikita will soon be joining EJR-Quartz to become a Science Editor in Leiden, Netherlands.
Nikita expressed her gratitude for the position: "I am very happy and grateful for this opportunity to shape SGAC products that are presented across the globe on behalf of university students and young professionals. I am looking forward to working with the SGAC team to share these innovative ideas with the world".
Dario Schor was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina and moved to Winnipeg, Canada in 1997. He is a Software Engineer at Magellan Aerospace, Winnipeg working on the design and implementation of the flight software and supporting ground tools for the Radarsat Constellation Mission. He holds a B.Sc. (2008) and M.Sc. (2013) in Computer Engineering from the University of Manitoba (UofM). While at the UofM, he helped form and lead the UofM Space Applications and Technology Society (UMSATS) student group of over 100 undergraduate and graduate students collaborating to design a nano satellite that finished 2nd overall in the inaugural Canadian Satellite Design Challenge in 2012. He is an alumni of the International Space University (ISU) 2013 Space Studies Program (SSP) held in Strasbourg, France. In addition, Dario is an advocate for engineering and space outreach activities. He has organized and delivered presentations and workshops for more than 4,500 in Winnipeg over the past three years. He joined SGAC in 2013 as part of the SGC 2014 Local Organizing Committee and is looking forward to this opportunity.
Leo was born and raised in Yorkshire, UK. He completed a Masters degree in Aerospace Engineering at the University of Manchester including a year in industry working for Airbus and Atkins. He recently graduated from the International Space University with a Masters in Space Studies, during which he completed a summer placement in Japan, working at the Tohoku University Space Robotics Lab. In January he will begin a position with ESA, working at the European Astronaut Centre. He enjoys working with people from all over the world and is looking forward to taking an active role within SGAC. Apart from his passion for space, he enjoys travelling, cycling, and skiing.