30 June 2017
SGAC is proud to announce the following appointments in our global team:
- Jessica A. Deihl, Legal team
- Diego A. Guillén Rosapérez, Event Manager, South American Space Generation Workshop
- Oscar Ivan Ojeda Ramirez, Deputy Event Manager, South American Space Generation Workshop
- Abraham Tobiloba Akinwale, Event Manager, African Space Generation Workshop
Jessica A. Deihl is an attorney with NASA Goddard Space Flight Center focusing on a wide variety of government contract and fiscal law issues including Interagency and Space Act Agreements, contract financing, public-private partnerships, and procurements. Jessica originally joined NASA as a Presidential Management Fellow at NASA Headquarters working in Human Spaceflight and supporting the Commercial Spaceflight Program. During that time, Jessica took a detail to the Federal Aviation Administration’s Office of Chief Counsel, to support the Office of Commercial Space Transportation. Jessica received her Bachelor of Arts from Cornell University in Ithaca, NY and her Juris Doctor from the American University, Washington College of Law where she served as the Managing Editor of the Business Law Review.
Oscar Ivan Ojeda Ramirez is a Mechanical engineering student from Universidad Nacional de Colombia, where he founded and is currently the CTO of the Aerospace Research and Development Group (GIDA-UN), Directing projects on rocket propulsion, systems integration, and life support systems. Oscar is currently doing his thesis at the University of Purdue on 3D printing of cementitious materials. He has participated on international congresses in the aerospace field, such as the Argentinean Congress of Space Technology (CATE), and the International Astronautical Congress. Currently he holds the possition of National Point of Contact (NPoC) in the Space Generation Advisory Council, where he co manages the third South America - Space Generation Workshop, SA-SGW.
Abraham Tobiloba Akinwale is a graduate of Mechanical Engineering, Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, Nigeria. He is the president of Space Club OAU and a big enthusiast of Space Exploration and Application. He has taken part two times in the Find an Asteroid Campaign, SGAC (2014 & 2015). He is the current Editor-in-Chief of the Nigerian Institute of Mechanical Engineering, OAU Chapter. He is an environment engineer, waste and energy engineering. And a junior auditor and a computer analyst. He will be the Event Manager for the First African Space Generation Workshop. In my private time, he loves writing, cooking and meditating. He is very much interested in economic development in terms of structural growth and industrialisation, and building capacity towards producing results.