YSL Selection Committee
Lyn D. Wigbels
Lyn D. Wigbels is President of RWI International Consulting Services. She also is President of the American Astronautical Society and Vice President for Youth and Workforce Development Activities of the International Astronautical Federation. She previously served as Chair of the Federation’s Space Education and Outreach Committee for six years and on the Board of Trustees of the International Space University for five years. Ms. Wigbels held several senior executive positions at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration before retiring from the U.S. Government. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Dickinson College and a Master of Arts degree from the George Washington University. She is a member of the International Academy of Astronautics, a Fellow in the American Astronautical Society and an Associate Fellow in the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.
Susan (Stacey) Yoon Edgington
Mrs. Edgington is vice-chair of the IAF Workforce Development/Young Professionals Programme Committee. As a senior policy analyst in the International Space Station Division at NASA Headquarters, her focus is international policy. During her career, she has served in a number of capacities including executive director of advisory committees and congressional liaison. Prior to her work at NASA, she was a legislative assistant in the US Congress. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Stanford University.
Dr Naomi Mathers is the Industry Liaison Engineer at the ANU Advanced Instrumentation and Technology Centre (AITC), a national facility for the assembly, integration and test of astronomical instrumentation and space systems. Naomi is an active member of the Australian Space Industry. She is member of the Executive Council of the Space Industry Association of Australia (SIAA) and she was a member of the Australian Government Space Industry Innovation Council from 2010 to 2013. She represents Australia at the Asia Pacific Regional Space Agency Forum (APRSAF), and between 2009 and 2012 she represented Australia on the International Space Education Board (ISEB). Naomi has been an active member of the IAF since 2005. She is currently the Chair of the SEOC and a member of the SUAC, HAC and the IPC Steering Committee in her capacity as IPC Co-Chair for the IAC 2017 in Adelaide, Australia.
Kevin Stube is a contractor at the NASA Ames Research Center as the deputy project manager for the Rodent Research Program for the International Space Station and the Program Manager for the Exploration Technology Directorate. He received an MS in Space Studies and an MBA. He is a memberof the Advisory Board of The Planetary Society.
Chris Welch is Professor and Director of Masters Programs at the International Space University. Within the IAF, his main roles are as Chair of the Space and Education and Outreach Committee and a member of the IPC Steering Group. He is a Vice-President and Fellow of the British Interplanetary Society and an Associate Fellow of the AIAA.
James V. Zimmerman
James “Jim” Zimmerman is President of International Space Services. He also is a former President of the International Astronautical Federation and participates actively in a number of Federation programs. Before retiring from the U.S. Government, Zimmerman held several senior executive positions at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Jim Zimmerman received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Beloit College and a Master of Arts degree from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, both in the USA. He also studied at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University and at universities in Finland, Austria and Italy. He is a member of the International Academy of Astronautics, a Fellow in the American Astronautical Society and an Associate Fellow in the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.