MEMORIAL EVENT FOR ANDREA BOESE
Thursday 15 October 15:00 – 15:30
Small dulzin hall
“What we have once enjoyed, we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes part of us.” Helen Keller
This GNF event is being held to remember Andrea Boese, an important member of the IAF community who sadly passed away 29 August 2015. Some of her friends/colleagues will say a few words to remember her.
After graduating in Nutrition Sciences in 2000, Andrea Boese worked at the German Aerospace Center (DLR) Institute for Aerospace Medicine. In 2007 she joined the Main Department for Strategy and International Relations at DLR, focusing on space policy, exploration and strategic networks. During her secondment to NASA, she worked at Headquarters in Washington, D.C. and Johnson Space Center (JSC), Houston and received the NASA JSC Director’s Innovation Team Award in 2011.
Later she became Head of Diversity and Equal Opportunities and Chief Diversity Officer at DLR before moving to the European Space Agency as Special Advisor to the Director General.
Andrea helped establishing the network Women in Aerospace-Europe (WIA-E) and served as WIA–Europe Director of International Relations. She was an elected member of the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA). Since 2012 Andrea served as IAF Vice-President covering the portfolios Outreach and Space Societies as well as Workforce Development and Global Conferences.
She was an enthusiastic member of the IAF Community bringing new life to all IAF activities, specifically with the younger generation. She was a true visionary and inspired many.
She will be dearly missed.
Research Professor, Space Policy Institute, George Washington University