Ekaterina is a physicist, she received her Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Physics in Russia and her Master of Science in Fluid Mechanics and Energetics in France. She has experience in a range of fields and took on roles within research, engineering, strategic planning, fundraising, team and project management, and event organization. As an active member of the SGAC, Ekaterina participated in SGFF 2021 as part of the Organizing Team (Delegates Team), where she moderated breakout session discussion on Innovations for Technologies with Secure World Foundation. In addition, she also moderated the working group of Lockheed Martin on the Science and discovery enabled by a Mars Sample Return during the SGC 2021 in Dubai. As part of SEPG, she participated with the team in the Mars City State Design Competition (top 10 out of 175 teams) and the Moon Base Design Contest (1st place). The Moon Base project grew into a book for which Ekaterina is the Sci &Tech Co-Lead. Ekaterina is also part of the Space Generation Advocacy and Policy Platform as part of the TURTLE (Technical Unit Research for a Thriving Lunar Ecosystem) initiative. Outside of SGAC, she participated in the organization of SpaceCon 2021 (Programs Team), where she designed a panel discussion on business challenges and opportunities in Europe, the USA and China. Her interests include designing station missions on Moon / Mars, advanced space concepts and technologies, technology and exploration roadmaps, and strategic planning. She enjoys working in cross-functional teams and developing people to help them work more efficiently. Ekaterina believes that our background and location is never a problem, but always an opportunity for collaboration.