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Alexandra is currently pursuing a B.A. in Economics and Political Science at Wellesley College. She became inspired to explore space sustainability through her fellowship with the Albright Institute where she completed a collaborative research project on space debris and presented her findings with her teammates to Mrs. Suzanna Malcorra, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Worship of the Argentine Republic (2015-2017). She was a member of the Wellesley College Crew team (2018-2020) and is the current treasurer of Alpha Phi Sigma Lecture Society.
Ujwala Iyengar earned her BA LL.B, with first-class honours, from Gujarat National Law University in 2019. She has assisted policymakers in the drafting of the Space Activities Bill, 2017 at the Indian Space Research Organisation, Bangalore. She has also worked with the German Aerospace Centre (DLR) on intellectual property right issues that arise from different kinds of platform systems used to stabilise spacecrafts. At the SGAC Space Law and Policy Working Group she has worked on multiple projects ranging from space resource utilisation to debris mitigation. She is the process of graduating from the Institute of Air & Space Law, McGill University (Montreal, Canada) where she was awarded the N.M Matte Prize for outstanding performance in space law and the MITAC Research Training Award for her thesis titled “Trading of space technology and the role of international cooperation: Achieving sustainable development goals through the global space industry in an inclusive environment”. She has worked as a Research Assistant at the Institute of Air & Space Law focusing primarily on “benefit sharing” as under the Outer Space Treaty. Currently, she is working as a Research Assistant for Dr. Ricky J. Lee.
Jonathan Kaley-Isley (he/him) is completing his Advanced Masters (LLM) in Aviation and Space Law at the University of Leiden in the Netherlands. He is an experienced legal, privacy, and cybersecurity professional who has spent his career at the intersection of law, ethics, and emerging technologies. He has degrees in english and computer science and a minor in art history from the University of Florida. He got his Juris Doctorate at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago and was admitted to the bar in Colorado in 1996. Jonathan was fascinated with Space science from a young age. He grew up watching Apollo and Shuttle launches at Cape Canaveral. He’s interested in ensuring the sustainability of human activities in Earth orbit and on celestial bodies.
Jonathan has headed global programmes for privacy, information governance, and cybersecurity at four of the world’s largest financial firms. He has provided legal, regulatory, and technical leadership on hacking incidents of national and global significance. He has also taught computer science, privacy, data protection law, and cybersecurity at the graduate level.
Jonathan was a youth tennis player, professional actor, surgical technician, and a radio DJ. He has flown small aircraft in the US and UK. He’s also a multi-instrumental musician who attended Berklee music school, and has played recitals in several London venues. He was in a band called the Vulgar Boatmen, who were on a major label and toured in the 90’s and 2000’s, and has appeared on a number of other studio recordings. He has an abiding passion for ethics, fairness, and justice.
Pankaj Mehta (He/Him) is pursuing B.A.LL.B.(Hons.) at Dharmashastra National Law University, Jabalpur, India. As a law student he has developed keen interest in the areas such as Gender & law, Public International Law, Human Rights Law, Jurisprudence, Space Law & Policy and IPR Law. Currently, he is working as an Associate Editor for DNLU Student Law Journal.
Joey graduated from the University of Virginia with a B.A. in History and Foreign Affairs in 2019, and is currently studying at Florida State University College of Law. A space enthusiast since the age of 6, he always knew he wanted to do something in the field. Joey currently serves as the President of FSU Law’s Aviation and Space Law Society, and has experience clerking for firms specializing in Labor and Employment and Native American Law.
Yana Yakushina is a young lawyer, PhD candidate and dark-sky protection activist. She has obtained my LLB and LLM with Honours at Lomonosov Moscow State University with a special focus on environmental law and sustainable development. She participated in various national and international conferences related to this sphere, successfully presenting research papers on deficiencies of current legal regulations in the field of real estate and environment protection. Currently, she is working on doctoral dissertation at Ghent University. The topic of the research is light pollution as a fast-growing environmental problem.
Upon completion of studies, Yana has worked both in public authorities (the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation; the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation, etc.) and in the private sector. Additionally, Yana has completed a number of internships in international legal companies such as Capital Legal Services, White & Case etc.,