December 2022

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Victoria Heath

Victoria is the digital marketing and communications specialist at LeoLabs. For almost a decade, she's paired creativity with academic rigor to develop content and manage communications for individuals and organizations working at the intersections of technology, science, human rights, and global policy. More recently, she turned her focus to space, working with the Open Lunar Foundation and Masten Space Systems. She's also a member of the Space Generation Advisory Council, advising the Space Law and Policy Project Group. She has a BA in History and Political Science from Virginia Tech and a MA in Global Affairs from the University of Toronto.
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Matthew Shouppe

Matt is the Senior Director of Insights and Partnerships at LeoLabs. He's been with the company since early 2019, when he joined to help provide services and solutions to commercial satellite operators of all sizes. Like many of his colleagues at LeoLabs, Matt's fascination with space started from a very young age and never faded. He received his B.S. in Physics from the University of Alabama in Huntsville and M.S. in Engineering Physics from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. He is also a graduate of the International Space University (Space Studies Program 2014 in Montreal, Canada).

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Darren McKnight

Dr Darren McKnight is LeoLabs Senior Technical Fellow. He has dedicated his career to developing technical solutions and encouraging behavior that fosters a more secure and sustainable space operations environment through limiting the risk of debris collision hazard in LEO. He has coauthored five books ranging from space debris and spacecraft operations to soccer coaching and innovation. Darren has authored over 100 technical papers and presented them across 16 countries. Darren received his bachelor’s degree from the United States Air Force Academy in Engineering Sciences, his master’s degree from the University of New Mexico in Mechanical Engineering, and his doctorate from the University of Colorado in Aerospace Engineering Sciences. He is a member of the International Academy of Astronautics’ Space Debris Committee.
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