As a Project Engineer in The Aerospace Corporation Global Partnerships Department, Ashley currently works with and represents the U.S. Space Force (USSF) Space Systems Command (SSC) in developing collaboration opportunities, creating strategic alliances, deepening interoperability, and attracting new partners for current and future capabilities with international, industry, and interagency partners to assist with and provide advice on space systems and program architecture development. Ashleyâ€™s role includes recognizing partner assets that augment or fill U.S. space architecture capability gaps and recommending technical solutions. Her previous roles at The Aerospace Corporation include being an International Space Systems Analyst within the Strategic and Global Awareness Directorate and a Member of the Technical Staff within the Engineering and Technology Group, Space Architecture Department. Ashley has also lived and worked abroad through various exchange programs in Russia, Germany, and China to gain first-hand perspectives and a well-rounded understanding of the global space industry. During these various national and international assignments, she has worked on topics relating to international space systems, national security space systems, civil systems (human exploration/spaceflight & civil launch projects), space policy, satellite industry analysis, & satellite manufacturing start-ups. As one can see, molding her career into one that combines her technical background with her interest in foreign affairs & space policy is something to which she has dedicated much of her career thus far. Ashley received her B.S. and M.S. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from The George Washington University in 2011 and 2012, respectively. She has previously attended Space Generation Congress 2019 and SpaceGen Summit 2020, and she is extremely excited to be part of the SGC 2021 Programming Team!