Laura Delgado López
Earth Observations Associate
Laura Delgado López joined IGES in May 2011. Her work focuses on Alliance for Earth Observations initiatives and includes lending support to IGES stakeholder engagement on climate-related issues and science education activities. She brings specialized knowledge of the space policy and Earth observations field, as well as advanced language, research and writing skills.
Of note are her recent positions as a researcher with Project Ploughshare’s Space Security Index, documenting international developments in space security, and as a correspondent for SpacePolicyOnline.com. Her previous experiences include the Center for Strategic and International Studies and the National Research Council’s Space Studies Board.
Ms. Delgado López’s recent research has focused on emerging space programs in Latin America in the context of larger regional trends and has considered the important role played by remote sensing assets. She recently completed a master’s degree in international science and technology from the George Washington University. She was a 2009 Truman Scholar and a Northrop Grumman Fellow at GWU’s Space Policy Institute. Laura also holds a bachelor’s in political science from the University of Puerto Rico. Her professional affiliations include: American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics’ (AIAA)Society and Aerospace Technology Technical Committee and International Activities Committee; American Astronautical Society (AAS); American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS); and American Meteorological Society (AMS).
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