Chantelle has also been involved with a number of other non-profit, space oriented organizations or groups, including the University of Manitoba Space Applications and Technology Society (UMSATS), Students for the Exploration and Development of Space Canada (SEDS-Canada), and the Canadian Space Society (CSS).
Chantelle most recently interned at the Canadian Space Agency in Summer 2017, working primarily with the Robotics team in the Space Exploration Development Branch (Saint-Hubert), and briefly with the International and Regulatory Affairs team in the Policy branch (Gatineau). This summer she will be returning to continue work with the CSA’s Robotics team. Chantelle was also a member of the CSA’s 2016-2017 Astronaut Recruitment Campaign Final Selection Committee, which selected Canada’s two newest astronauts.
Lauren loves a good engineering challenge whether it is in our atmosphere or in outer space; prior to JWST, she was a Program Manager for rapid development efforts in both space systems and autonomous aircraft systems. Before joining Northrop Grumman, Lauren was an engineer at NASA Glenn Research Center in the Simulated Lunar Operations (SLOPE) Lab. She also conducted her thesis work at Glenn, specializing in mechanisms and robotics. This work contributed to her being named one of Aviation Week’s Twenty20s. Lauren graduated from Case Western Reserve University with a Master’s degree in mechanical engineering, Bachelor’s degrees in aerospace engineering and mechanical engineering, and a minor in political science. Lauren currently serves as the U.S. National Point of Contact for SGAC and is also the Vice President of Caroline’s Project, a nonprofit that awards scholarships to girls who wish to attend STEM summer camps.
Tara lives in the DC metro area and is working to finish her master’s degree in December 2017 at George Washington University in International Science and Technology Policy with a concentration in Space Policy. In 2015, she graduated from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University with a Bachelor of Science in Commercial Space Operations. Previously, Tara has interned at NewSpace Global, FAA Office of Commercial Space, and the Commercial Spaceflight Federation. Tara loves being a part of SGAC and previously served on the organizing teams for Fusion Forum and the Space Generation Congress in 2016.
In addition to his academic interests, Conor is fully engaged with the growing number of aerospace and space university students in Australia through his work with the Australian Youth Aerospace Association (AYAA) and currently is the AYAA Executive Treasurer. Conor has previously attended the 2015 Space Generation Congress (SGC) in Jerusalem and was the Local Team Leader for the 2017 SGC in Adelaide, Australia. Conor is looking forward to his role in the 2018 Space Generation Fusion Forum onboard the Communications Team, and hopes to make the event a fantastic experience for all attendees.
Jessica has a keen interest in human spaceflight and the engineering, biological and policy challenges of future deep space human missions. She has a Bachelor of Advanced Science, in Physics and Biology, and a Bachelor of Aeronautical Space Engineering from the University of Sydney, Australia, and during her undergraduate degree completed research in a variety of areas including Mars planetary exploration, navigation for UAVs and virtual reality. She completed an internship at the Australian Astronomical Observatory and worked for as a graduate researcher for the Space Environment Research Centre. Jessica is passionate about STEM education and encouraging women in space-related fields, mentoring two all-girl student teams in the 2016 and 2017 Zero Robotics Challenge.
Previously, Markus has attended the SGC and IAC in Toronto, Canada in 2014 and has served as the operations manager and operations chair for the 2016 and 2017 NewSpace conferences hosted by the Space Frontier Foundation.
Anthony has been part of SGAC since 2015 and is currently serving as the Web Coordinator. He has attended the Fusion Forum in the two previous years and is excited to be part of the organizing team for Fusion Forum 2018.
Previously, she has worked for the Kennedy Space Center’s education program teaching children about the shuttle’s history. She had an internship with Space Telescope Science Institute to work with top scientists in the field to optimize the Hubble archived data. Throughout school she researched the orbital geometry of circumbinary planets from Kepler data. She also is actively engaged with the Society of Physics Students (SPS) helping with outreach projects and mentor-ship.
Passionate about space applications and entrepreneurship, Mansoor was on the winning team for London’s NASA Space Apps Challenge 2016, and the associated Kennedy Space Centre Challenge: Geotagging Space and Aviation. Mansoor is also a qualified Member of The Institution of Engineering and Technology.