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Therese Jones

Guest Speaker

Professional affiliation

Senior Director of Policy, Satellite Industry Association

Full Biography

Therese Jones is the Senior Director of Policy at the Satellite Industry Association, a U.S.-based trade association representing over 50 satellite operators, manufacturers, ground equipment suppliers, and launch companies.  In this position, Therese manages SIA working groups on regulatory, legislative, defense, space safety, cybersecurity, remote sensing, and export control-related issues.  Prior to SIA, Therese was an assistant policy researcher at the RAND Corporation, supporting their U.S. government space policy portfolio.  Before transitioning into space policy, she worked as an astrophysics researcher focusing on galaxy formation and evolution.  Therese is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Policy Analysis at the Pardee RAND Graduate School. She holds a master’s in astrophysics from the University of California, Berkeley, and bachelor’s degrees in astronomy and astrophysics, physics, German, and international studies from The Pennsylvania State University.