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Yves KINI
National Point of Contact
Burkina Faso
SGAC Start of Term (date): 3 Nov 2018
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Nzeussi Mbouendeu Charles-Aimé
National Point of Contact
Cameroon
SGAC Start of Term (date): 1 Nov 2018
Biography:

Student in Management of Industrial and Environmental Risks, I have a Bachelor in Risk Management and Environment, I am Cameroonian and resident in Cameroon aged 25 years.
I challenge myself to be the best in my field to contribute effectively to the protection of people, property, environment and space of Africa in general and Cameroon in particular; towards achieving the SDGs and the Sendai Strategic Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction.
Mastering space technologies for disaster management fascinates me and can be an innovative solution for the structural issues of my country. I describe myself as someone determined, always looking for innovative projects, hardworking and endowed with a sense of leadership developed. In addition, I am respectful, polite, endowed with a good capacity of adaptation and assimilation and especially of a very good aptitude to work in team.

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Maryanne Muriuki
National Point of Contact
Kenya
SGAC Start of Term (date): 1 Dec 2016
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Nuria Ali
National Point of Contact
Kenya
SGAC Start of Term (date): 1 Dec 2016
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Hansley Noruthun
National Point of Contact
Mauritius
SGAC Start of Term (date): 1 Feb 2017
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Imane El Khantouti
National Point of Contact
Morocco
SGAC Start of Term (date): 1 Nov 2018
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Abraham Akinwale
National Point of Contact
Nigeria
SGAC Start of Term (date): 31 Jul 2017
Biography:

I am a B.Sc. Mechanical Engineering graduate. The current Director/Co-Founder of MPG Aerospace Ltd, a company that designs and manufacture custom made fixed wings unmanned aerial vehicle. I am one of the student representatives Nigeria for the United Space Engineering Consortium. I am the present National Point of Contact Nigeria for SGAC. I love doing business and investing in renewable energy and green ecosystem projects. I am a space enthusiast and also a lover of nature. During my time of leisure, I love writing and cooking.

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Damilola Oladeji
National Point of Contact
Nigeria
SGAC Start of Term (date): 30 Nov 2017
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Alimamy Conteh
National Point of Contact
Sierra Leone
SGAC Start of Term (date): 12 Nov 2018
Biography:

My name is Alimamy Lewis Seray Conteh, I am a student studying Mechanical Engineering at Fourah Bay College, University of Sierra Leone. I attended the Prince of Wales Secondary School where earned my high school Degree to the University. I am a senior member at the Africa Space Club formerly Moriba Jah Space Club and now i am the National Point of Contact for Sierra Leone under the Space Generation Advisory Council.

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Leehandi De Witt
National Point of Contact
South Africa
SGAC Start of Term (date): 3 Jul 2017
Biography:

Currently an SGAC NPoC for South Africa, I am also the Sales and Marketing Manager, and Export Compliance Officer, for the satellite component and sub-systems manufacturer NewSpace Systems. In my spare time, I am an ad hoc Space Policy Adviser to a number of organisations namely, the African Association for Remote Sensing of the Environment (an African NGO), the South African National Space Systems Enterprise Initiative (a South African Industry initiative), and the SCS Aerospace Group (a group of South African companies who span the whole space value chain).

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Nadia Karrim
National Point of Contact
South Africa
SGAC Start of Term (date): 1 Dec 2016
Biography:

I am an ENT/Head and neck surgeon and part time student pilot, with an interest in aviation and aerospace medicine. I am also a STEM activist and have been driving South Africa’s Astronomy outreach programme in KZN

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Hanadi Abdalla
National Point of Contact
Sudan
SGAC Start of Term (date): 1 Aug 2017
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Rayan Imam
Project Groups Lead
Sudan
SGAC Start of Term (date): 1 Jan 2018
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Aglago Dodzi
National Point of Contact
Togo
aglago.dodzi@spacegeneration.org
SGAC Start of Term (date): 8 Apr 2018
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Gaedze Kudjo Herman Akagla
National Point of Contact
Togo
SGAC Start of Term (date): 1 Feb 2018
Biography:

Herman AKAGLA is a young Togolese student and the national point of contact for the SGAC(Space Generation Advisory Council) in Togo. He is currently enrolled in the International Master program in Physics, Photonics and Nanotechnology(PPN) at the University of Burgundy(Dijon-France). He has been awarded the Togolese government fellowship in order to research on the "Applications of Nanotechnology in Space Science" in the future. Furthermore, Herman AKAGLA holds a master's degree in mathematical sciences at the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences(Next Einstein Initiative) and his bachelor's degree in physics at the University of Lome. In addition to his academic interests, Herman has taught physics in scientific high school for 2 years. Moreover, as NPoC of Togo, he organized many events including the International Day of Human Space Flight in Togo. He also represented his country during several international conferences, workshops, and summer school worldwide.

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Rania Toukebri
National Point of Contact
Tunisia
SGAC Start of Term (date): 1 Dec 2015
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Tahsin Saniat
National Point of Contact
Bangladesh
SGAC Start of Term (date): 17 May 2018
Biography:

Tahsin is a final year engineering student at IUT (Bangladesh) currently pursuing his bachelor's in Mechanical engineering. His research focus is primarily based around computational fluid mechanics, rarefied aerodynamics, High speed low Reynolds flows etc. Besides his academics, he is currently currently serving as the chair for IMechE (Institution of Mechanical Engineers) Student Chapter at IUT. He is also the lead mechanical systems engineer of a team at IUT dedicated to developing, remote planetary exploration rovers. As a SGAC member he has started serving as the National Point of Contact for Bangladesh in 2018.

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Yeshey Choden
National Point of Contact
Bhutan
SGAC Start of Term (date): 1 Feb 2017
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Longee Guo
National Point of Contact
China
SGAC Start of Term (date): 9 Feb 2018
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Jayakumar Venkatesan
National Point of Contact
India
SGAC Start of Term (date): 4 Jul 2017
Biography:

Jayakumar Venkatesan is the National Point of Contact (India) of The Space Generation Advisory Council in support of the United Nations Programme on Space Applications, Austria.He is the Chief Technology Officer for Synergy Moon International (One of the top 5 teams in Google Lunar Xprize ) and He is an Astropreneur & Chief Executive Officer for Valles Marineris International Private Limited, India, -Space Exploration company is pioneering work on expandable space station modules, Lunar, Mars Mission Architect modules. He is the active partner for Aerospace Programs, Moscow Aviation Institute, (National Research University) Russia, Nano-Satellite Researcher & Chief Technology Officer for KSF Space Foundation, United Kingdom. He is also Partner of Artemis Space Limited, UK and President (Scientific Research) of AztraLabs-Space, Mexico.

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Surender Ponnalagar
National Point of Contact
India
SGAC Start of Term (date): 1 May 2018
Biography:

Passionate in science outreach programme. Coordinating various science communication activities spread across India. Working for youth empowerment and attainment of SDG's through youth initiated activities.

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Anamol Mittal
National Point of Contact
Nepal
SGAC Start of Term (date): 1 Oct 2017
Biography:

Anamol Mittal is an aerospace engineering graduate currently working on a research project focused on extraction and utilization of resources present on the lunar surface. He has led the organizing team of First National Space Meet of Nepal in 2018 which was mainly focused on establishing a space agency in the country. During his undergraduate studies, he has also led the establishment of first-ever space club of his University and served as the President of the club for 3 years. He was selected to work as a fully sponsored research intern in two organizations namely; ENSMM, France, and Space Physics Laboratory during which he has worked on topics related to space sciences and advanced structural composites. He loves traveling and has traveled to 10 countries for work, study and recreation purposes.

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Prabin Gyawali
National Point of Contact
Nepal
SGAC Start of Term (date): 12 Nov 2017
Biography:

Prabin Gyawali is currently a final year undergraduate student of Geomatics Engineering at Kathmandu University, Nepal. He is a dedicated space enthusiast and researcher working to promote space education and the development of space technology in his country and take it to global race. He has participated in various space events inside and outside the country. His researches mainly focus on the use of navigation technology for the emerging countries like Nepal. He likes exploring the application of navigation technologies. He also conducts small talk programs and interactions with the upcoming generations about the space science and its importance in Nepalese society. He believes changes can be made through the small steps.

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Mat Dawidowski
National Point of Contact
New Zealand
SGAC Start of Term (date): 1 May 2018
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Adrian Josele Quional
National Point of Contact
Philippines
adrian.quional@spacegeneration.org
SGAC Start of Term (date): 15 Dec 2016
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Bernadette Joy Detera
National Point of Contact
Philippines
SGAC Start of Term (date): 1 Apr 2018
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KangSan (Antonio) Kim (Stark)
National Point of Contact
South Korea
SGAC Start of Term (date): 23 Aug 2018
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Wares Chancharoen
National Point of Contact
Thailand
SGAC Start of Term (date): 8 Nov 2018
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Sophie Gruber
National Point of Contact
Austria
SGAC Start of Term (date): 1 May 2017
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Victoria Schebek
National Point of Contact
Austria
SGAC Start of Term (date): 21 May 2018
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Mirta Medanić
National Point of Contact
Croatia
SGAC Start of Term (date): 1 Jun 2017
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Nives Novković
National Point of Contact
Croatia
SGAC Start of Term (date): 15 May 2018
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Jophiel Wiis
National Point of Contact
Denmark
SGAC Start of Term (date): 1 Jun 2017
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Thea Dethlefsen
National Point of Contact
Denmark
SGAC Start of Term (date): 7 Feb 2018
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Audrey Berquand
National Point of Contact
France
SGAC Start of Term (date): 1 Jun 2017
Biography:

SGAC France National Point of Contact June 2017-June 2019

PhD Student at Strathclyde University, Mechanical and Aerospace Department, Intelligent Computational Engineering Lab - Glasgow (UK)

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Florian Marmuse
National Point of Contact
France
SGAC Start of Term (date): 1 Jul 2017
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Daniel Voigt
National Point of Contact
Germany
SGAC Start of Term (date): 1 Feb 2018
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Adrianos Golemis
National Point of Contact
Greece
SGAC Start of Term (date): 24 Jun 2014
Biography:

MEDES-IMPS Flight Surgeon at ESA-EAC (Space Medicine Team)
previously ESA research doctor at Concordia Station, Antarctica, Winterover 2014
Always passionate about space and a strong believer in outreach and its importance, particularly for the younger generation

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Laura Keogh
National Point of Contact
Ireland
SGAC Start of Term (date): 1 Jul 2016
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Francesco Spina
National Point of Contact
Italy
SGAC Start of Term (date): 1 Feb 2017
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Laura Bettiol
National Point of Contact
Italy
SGAC Start of Term (date): 7 Nov 2017
Biography:

Laura currently works as Aerospace Engineering Researcher at FOTEC, in Wiener Neustadt, Austria. She concluded her Ph.D. in Space Sciences, Technologies and Measurements at the Center of Studies and Activities for Space of the University of Padova (Italy) in 2018. Her research topic focused on the dynamics and control of flexible structures for space applications. She pursued her Master's and Bachelor’s degrees in Aerospace Engineering in 2014 and 2011 at the same University. She also completed the interdisciplinary Space Studies Program of the International Space University in 2015 at the Ohio University in Athens, Ohio (USA) and worked as Academic Assistant during the SSP 2018 in Delft, Netherlands.
As an SGAC member, Laura has been the National Point of Contact for Italy since November 2015. She has also been part of different projects of the Space Safety and Sustainability and Space Exploration project groups.
Laura enjoys organising space-related events and loves travelling.

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Anne Thye
Luxembourg
SGAC Start of Term (date): 19 May 2019
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Kartik Kumar
National Point of Contact
Netherlands
SGAC Start of Term (date): 1 Nov 2017
Biography:

Co-founder & CEO at satsearch.co.

Aerospace Engineer & Planetary Scientist (Delft University of Technology).

Analog Astronaut at Austrian Space Forum.

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Stacha Petrovic
National Point of Contact
Netherlands
SGAC Start of Term (date): 3 Dec 2017
Biography:

An Aerospace Engineer working in the European Launcher Industry. Honoured and excited to represent the SGAC as NPoC of The Netherlands. My goal is to engage as many people as possible and connect them to other space enthusiasts and professionals around the world.

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Marie Henriksen
National Point of Contact
Norway
SGAC Start of Term (date): 16 Dec 2016
Biography:

My name is Marie, and I'm a cybernetics and robotics M.Sc. student at NTNU in Trondheim, Norway. I'm currently writing my final project on automatic characterization and image corrections of a hyperspectral imager, as a part of the NTNU SmallSat team. The HSI will be the payload on a small satellite called HYPSO (Hyperspectral Survaillance of the Ocean), that will investigate algae blooms along the Norwegian coastline.

In the spring of 2018 I spent a semester at UNIS in Longyearbyen, Svalbard, where I took courses in ionospheric physics and radar diagnostics of space plasma. The courses included fieldwork at the Kjell Henriksen Observatory (KHO) and the EISCAT Svalbard Radar (ESR). The following summer I had an internship at Andøya Space Center, working on a cloud detection system for the ALOMAR observatory.

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Petter Skanke
National Point of Contact
Norway
SGAC Start of Term (date): 31 Mar 2016
Biography:

Soon-to-be Applied Physicist from Norway. Interests include filmmaking, running, photography, acting and space. Participant at ISU SSP15 and Teaching Associate at SSP16 and SSP17. Co-founder of SpaceUp Norway. Studies at NTNU in Trondheim, and currently writing my master thesis in Stuttgart, Germany.

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Kamil Muzyka
National Point of Contact
Poland
SGAC Start of Term (date): 1 Nov 2017
Biography:

PhD candidate in space law - In-Space Manufacturing and industrial property law

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Tadeusz Kocman
National Point of Contact
Poland
SGAC Start of Term (date): 1 May 2016
Biography:

Space engineer based in Poland.

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Jorge Monteiro
National Point of Contact
Portugal
SGAC Start of Term (date): 1 Nov 2017
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Nuno Loureiro
National Point of Contact
Portugal
SGAC Start of Term (date): 9 May 2016
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Laura Manoliu
National Point of Contact
Romania
SGAC Start of Term (date): 1 Aug 2017
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Silvia Batorii
National Point of Contact
Romania
SGAC Start of Term (date): 14 May 2018
Biography:

Technology Enthusiast & STEM Trainer
Space Software Engineer
Space Exploration Awareness Advocate

"The problem, often not discovered until late in life, is that when you look for things in life like love, meaning, motivation, it implies they are sitting behind a tree or under a rock. The most successful people in life recognize, that in life they create their own love, they manufacture their own meaning, they generate their own motivation.
For me, I am driven by two main philosophies, know more today about the world than I knew yesterday. And lessen the suffering of others. You’d be surprised how far that gets you."
Neil Degrasse Tyson

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Ksenia Lisitsyna
National Point of Contact
Russian Federation
SGAC Start of Term (date): 1 Jun 2017
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Valeria Skuratova
National Point of Contact
Russian Federation
SGAC Start of Term (date): 12 Nov 2017
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Lucius Klobučník
Slovakia
SGAC Start of Term (date): 19 May 2019
Biography:

I am a Ph.D. researcher in intellectual property law currently based at the Queen Mary University of London and Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition in Munich. My interest in "law in new technologies" has drawn me to the area of space law and policy, in which I have been active since 2013. After having participated in Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court Competition in 2014 and winning the European Centre's for Space Law (ECSL) essay competition, I became a member of SGAC and subsequently an NPoC for Slovakia in April 2016. As a member of ECSL I have participated in events such as ECSL Summer School on Space Law and Policy, ECSL Practitioners' Forum as well as Young Lawyers Symposium and published in the areas of space mining and satellite on-orbit servicing. SGAC activities in Slovakia are interlinked with Slovak Space Policy Association (SSPA, a think-tank of experts in space law and policy), promoting space law and policy in general public.

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Tomas Hrozensky
National Point of Contact
Slovakia
SGAC Start of Term (date): 1 Mar 2017
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Matjaz Vidmar
National Point of Contact
Slovenia
SGAC Start of Term (date): 3 Sep 2017
Biography:

Student, researcher and activist, excited about innovation, entrepreneurship and exploration. Find out more about me and my work at: www.roe.ac.uk/ ~vidmar

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Francisco Garcia
National Point of Contact
Spain
SGAC Start of Term (date): 17 May 2016
Biography:

NPoC in Spain.

Space Engineer, Dreamer, Football Player, Food Expert, Passionate and Optimistic ! Now making it happen at @PLD_Space.

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Nicolina Chrysaphi
National Point of Contact
Cyprus
SGAC Start of Term (date): 1 Jun 2018
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Sarath Raj Nadarajan Assari Syamala
National Point of Contact
India
SGAC Start of Term (date): 13 Nov 2017
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Roy Orbach
National Point of Contact
Israel
SGAC Start of Term (date): 1 Jun 2018
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Lama Aloraiman
National Point of Contact
Kuwait
SGAC Start of Term (date): 30 May 2018
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Rayan Abdelbaki
National Point of Contact
Lebanon
SGAC Start of Term (date): 1 May 2018
Biography:

Rayan is a student of Psychology at the American University of Beirut and the National Point of Contact in Lebanon. Rayan aims to develop solutions for the mental and cognitive health of Astronauts that would have a dual positive effect on Earth and become a pioneer in space tourism. Rayan also aims to develop the space scene within Lebanon.

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Abdulaziz Alsaeed
Saudi Arabia
SGAC Start of Term (date): 19 May 2019
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Ozan Kara
Regional Coordinator
Turkey
SGAC Start of Term (date): 1 Dec 2016
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Zaid Rana
National Point of Contact
Canada
SGAC Start of Term (date): 21 May 2018
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Carlos Mariscal
Mexico
SGAC Start of Term (date): 19 May 2019
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Abdiel Chiu
National Point of Contact
Panama
SGAC Start of Term (date): 9 Feb 2018
Biography:

Entrepreneur, dedicate to Kaizen philosophy, passionate engineer, believer in education as the main tool for improving our world. Fan of Edgar Allan Poe and Isaac Asimov.

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Cheyenne Polius
National Point of Contact
Saint Lucia
SGAC Start of Term (date): 28 Feb 2017
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Santiago Enriquez
National Point of Contact
Argentina
SGAC Start of Term (date): 1 Mar 2016
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Pablo Melendres Claros
National Point of Contact
Bolivia
SGAC Start of Term (date): 1 Oct 2017
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Paola Escobari Vargas
National Point of Contact
Bolivia
SGAC Start of Term (date): 1 Mar 2016
Biography:

Lecturer Researcher and volunteer in space related organizations

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Andre Alonso de Assis
National Point of Contact
Brazil
SGAC Start of Term (date): 30 May 2018
Biography:

Researcher in Space Law; Member of (NEDE)Study Center of Space Law at (SBDA) Brazilian Society of Aeronautical and Space Law; SGAC-NPoC Brazil

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Camilo Reyes
National Point of Contact
Colombia
camilo.reyes@spacegeneration.org
SGAC Start of Term (date): 1 Jan 2016
Biography:

Camilo is a Mechanical Engineer from Colombia. He completed his undergraduate studies at Fundación Universitaria Los Libertadores in Bogotá in 2017 and has been part of Mars analogue missions, as well as three stratospheric balloon projects in Colombia, Argentina and Ireland. He did an internship at the NASA Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley, California. Likewise, his degree project was carried out in the Department of Space Affairs of the Colombian Air Force, supporting the management of an agenda on space development for this institution. Finally, Camilo is a graduate of the Space Studies Program of the International Space University in Haifa, Israel; and national point of contact for Colombia of the Spatial Generation Advisory Council.

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Oscar Ojeda
National Point of Contact
Colombia
SGAC Start of Term (date): 1 Feb 2017
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Atila Meszaros
National Point of Contact
Peru
SGAC Start of Term (date): 1 May 2018
Biography:

Atila is a senior Biology Peruvian student. He craves his line of research to be related to the search of extremophile organisms, as well as the understanding of their biochemical mechanisms so that, through Biotechnology and Synthetic Biology, these mechanisms can be applied. Secretary and Point of Contact of The Mars Society Latinoamerica Chapter and current member of the Peruvian Association of Astrobiology. He was chosen to participate in the Caltech Space Challenge 2019, designing a mission to probe one of the biggest moons of Saturn, Enceladus, for the presence of life.

He has been two times a crewmember at the Mars Desert Research Station, working with extremophile organisms. He did an internship during the winter of 2018 and during the winter of 2019, he got the opportunity to work as Assistant Director at MDRS, managing the campus program, training incoming researchers and student. In addition, he oversees the Internship Program and the Entrepreneurship Group at MDRS.

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Roberto Adolfo Ubidia Incio
National Point of Contact
Peru
SGAC Start of Term (date): 1 Jan 2018
Biography:

Biologist and master studetn in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology | International Space University - SSP17 | The Mars Society - Perú Chapter | SGAC-NPoC Peru

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Jose Godinho Uzcategui
National Point of Contact
Venezuela
SGAC Start of Term (date): 1 Dec 2018
Biography:

Abogado / Laywer