Celestial Citizen Ep. #311: Space to Learn
On this week’s episode, we’re joined by Kim Macharia to talk about diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives in the space industry, as well as space communication and educational opportunities for young people. We’ll also cover the latest from Space Prize and Space Frontier Foundation.
Kim serves as Executive Director of the Space Prize Foundation, a nonprofit organization focused on promoting STEM education and increasing the representation of women in aerospace careers. She began her career managing community relations for startups in working on a range of projects including space situational awareness and private spaceflight. She has had the privilege of representing these companies at international events including the UN World Space Forum. Throughout her career she has made a concerted effort to advocate for marginalized communities and create pathways for nontraditional actors to engage in the growing space economy.
She is also passionate about diversifying and democratizing the space industry. She advocates for the development of the space economy through her role as the Chair of the Space Frontier Foundation. Since taking on the position she launched ambitious initiatives centered around Climate Change, Diversity & Inclusion, and STEM.
A special shout-out and thank you to our lead sponsor this season, Multiverse Media Group! For more information about Multiverse Media Group and their recent documentary, The High Frontier, check out https://thehighfrontiermovie.com/.