Workforce Development-Young Professionals Programme Committee (WD-YPP) (2015-2018)

Objective/Scope of the Committee

The Committee’s scope includes all matters pertaining to international space community workforce development. The Committee focuses on early career professionals in all areas of the aerospace community.

The Committee encourages career development directed toward creating a globally informed space community in space agencies and in industry.
The Committee provides overall guidance on the Young Professionals Programme (YPP) conducted at the annual International Astronautical Congress (IAC), in both content and organisation.

Committee rules for membership applications and renewal

An applicant’s CV should be submitted to the Chair of the Committee. Discussion within the Committee will take place twice per year on new membership on the size and diverse composition of members to ensure a balanced approach to the work of the committee. New members could be admitted during IAF Spring Meetings or during IAC meetings.

Symposiums/Sessions and events at the IAC

Technical meetings or events outside of the IAC

  • Podcast interviews
  • Monthly committee meetings
  • Paper competitions, workshops and other YP activities in collaboration with other technical committees
  • Young Professional Event at Global Space Exploration Conference (2012)

Other Committee activities

Young Professionals Events at IAC 2015


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Committee Members


Stube, Kevin


Edgington, Stacey Y.
Hambloch, Patrick
Girard, Guillaume
McAvinia, Ruth


Alleyne, Camille
Ashford, Edward
Becker, Kate
Boyd, Andrea
Carnett, Carol
Clayfield, Kimberly
Coderre, Kathleen
Culler, Jessica
DeLuna, Alan T.
Edwards, J.R.
Farid, Ahmed
Fishwick, Nicholas
Hansra, Ajeet
Hartman, Birgit
Jaime, Andrea
Kessler, Claudia
Kiang, Charlotte
Kobrick, Ryan L.
Kunes, Michal
Lenoir, Benjamin
Madry, Scott
Monzon, Amalio
Sarli, Bruno
Sasaki, Kaori
Schierholz, Stephanie
Seward, Elizabeth
Shortt, Kevin
Silva, Jackelynne
Simoes, Hugo
Singh, Balbir
Svoboda, Jan
Vasko, Chris
Wan, Stephanie
Wigbels, Lyn
Zimmermann, James V.



Feichtinger, Elena
Huis, Emma
Marchisio, Isabella
Rathnasbapathy, Minoo
Welch, Chris