Kathryn Robison Hasani

Kathryn Robison Hasani, PhD is a political scientist specialising in the role of political communication in the formation and dissemination of space policy at both the domestic and international level. Dr. Robison is also a science communication professional at Communicate Space Consulting where she works with STEM students and professionals to develop effective scicomm skills. She received her doctorate and masters in Political Science from the University of Alabama and also holds degrees in Anthropology, Near Eastern Studies, and American Studies from the University of Arizona and Youngstown State University. Dr. Robison's current research interests include public opinion on government spending on space, legislative processes which affect national and international space policies, and equitable and just access to space and space resources. In addition to her research, she has taught Political Science and Humanities courses at the University of Alabama and Wake Technical Community College.

Dr. Robison is passionate about mentoring and has served as a mentor in various programs at her universities and through other organisations and was selected to participate in the UNOOSA's Space4Women mentoring program this year. She was formerly the Project Groups Coordinator and the Recruitment Manager at the Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC). Dr. Robison is currently a member of the International Astronautical Federations's Space Education and Outreach (SEOC) and Workforce Development-Young Professionals Programme Committees (WD-YPP) and serves as the coordinator for the Next Generation Plenary Steering Committee. She is the Vice Chair-Elect of Career Development for the WD-YPP Committee. Dr. Robison has traveled the world for research and language studies, is a poet, and a contributor to the Talking Space podcast. She is currently working on a collection of poetry inspired by her love of space.