Space careers session - STEMFest in Space

Careers in Space session

Zaria Serfontein, Diana Goody, DR Sonali Mohapatra & Hannah Dawe

Discover the wide range of career opportunities that are available across the UK space sector for young people from all backgrounds.
Zaria Serfontein - STEMFest in Space
Diana Goody - STEMFest in Space
Sonali Mohapatra - STEMFest in Space

More about the speakers:

Zaria Serfontein

Zaria is currently pursuing a PhD in Aerospace at Cranfield University, focusing on space debris mitigation. She is the team lead for the ‘Low Earth Orbit Negligible Impact Drag Augmentation Systems (LEOniDAS)’ project taking part in the European Space Agency’s Fly Your Thesis! programme
Outside of her studies, Zaria is the vice-chair of UK Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (UKSEDS), and is particularly passionate about creating opportunities for students to improve their space skills.

Diana Goody

Diana serves as the Vice President of Operations for the Global Government Business Unit within Inmarsat. This role is focused on ensuring customers receive the vital services they need, via a strong, globally diverse team, covering Engineering, Government Technical Service Desk, Sales Support, Project & Service Delivery, Operations Intelligence and Business Transformation

Dr Sonali Mohapatra

Dr Sonali Mohapatra is the Space Applications Lead, Craft Prospect and Chair, New Voices in Space. She has a PhD in particle physics and brings quantum expertise into the space sector. At Craft, she works to accelerate the development of innovative applications of quantum and artificial Intelligence for small satellites. Sonali is currently working as part of the technical team of the upcoming ROKS mission, where she leads modelling of Quantum Key Distribution.

Hannah Dawe

Hannah is currently undertaking her bachelors degree in Aerospace Engineering at Swansea University. In her spare time, Hannah is the Careers Team Lead for UKSEDS where she helps run the https://spacecareers.uk/ website.

Brief description of session:

In this session Zaria Serfontein from UK Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (UKSEDS), will explore with Diana Goody Vice President of Operations at Inmarsat, Sonali Mohapatra the Space Applications Lead at Craft Prospect and Hannah Dawe, an aerospace engineering student who is the Careers Team Lead for UKSEDS, the wide range of career opportunities that are available across the UK space sector for young people from all backgrounds.

Type of session:

Talks

Suitable for:

Key Stage 3 – (11-14yrs)

Key Stage 4 – (14-16yrs)

Key Stage 5 – (16-18yrs)

Family learning 

Teacher CPD session

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