Bringing Space Down to Earth
Webinar Speaker: Dr. Sara Spangelo, SpaceX
About the Webinar
Women in the field of geosciences and remote sensing often face greater challenges in career advancement than their male peers. This makes mentorship and creating a community that encourages and promotes women in geoscience and remote sensing critical. Join us to hear the inspiring Sara Spangelo discuss her career journey in academia, entrepreneurship, and industry. She is the co-founder and CEO of Swarm Technologies and is currently a Sr. Director of Satellite Engineering at SpaceX. Sara will be sharing her career drivers, challenges, and mentorship advice so be sure to join!
Dr. Sara Spangelo is the co-founder and CEO of Swarm Technologies and is currently a Sr. Director of Satellite Engineering at SpaceX. Previous to Swarm, Sara worked on small satellites and autonomous aircraft at the University of Michigan and was a lead systems engineer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL) and Google X. Her background is in modeling and optimizing satellite constellations to maximize commercial impact and business opportunities. She received her PhD in aerospace engineering from the University of Michigan and in 2017 was a Top 32 Canadian astronaut candidate.