“GENDER DIVERSITY” WORKING GROUP
Stephanie Wan is an International Government Relations Manager at I.M. Systems Group, and also works at the U.S. State Department Space and Advanced Technology Office under the Intergovernmental Personnel Act agreement focusing on the Space Policy Directive-3 Space Situational Awareness and Space Traffic Management.
Her previous role includes spending 8+ years supporting Strategic Communications and GPS Policy at NASA HQ’s Space Communication and Navigation (SCaN) Office in Washington, DC, with details at the Department of Commerce National Coordination Office on PNT, and State Department. In her various capacities, she has worked extensively on interagency and international cooperation in the areas of: Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS), space operations, small satellites, Asia Pacific, nonprofit organizations, succession planning, and international development.
Her passion for space diplomacy and education outreach has led her to cultivate active global and local space organizations such as the GW Space Society (GWSS), a network to gather the young space professionals, current space policy students, and GW alums in the DC area. In 2015-2017, she was the Chair of the Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC), the leading international nonprofit organization that brings young space enthusiasts together to provide a voice in space policy. Through her activities with SGAC, she has been able to engage with space industry and government leaders at the United Nations meetings and space conferences to offer more leadership opportunities and inspire students and young professionals around the world.
She received a B.A. in International Studies from American University, and a M.A. in International Science and Technology Policy, with a focus in Space Policy from The George Washington University. Her international studies and travel interests have led her to live abroad in Belgium, China, Japan, and South Korea.