SSPI's 20 Under 35

SSPI's annual list of "20 Under 35" features 20 employees and entrepreneurs to keep your eye on in coming years. They were selected from nominations submitted by the membership and evaluated by the same panel of judges who name winners of the Promise Awards. They represent, quite simply, the best of us in the years ahead.

The "20 Under 35" are honored each year at  SSPI's Future Leaders Dinner. At the Dinner, SSPI presents the three top-ranked members of the 20 Under 35 with a Promise Award, recognizing them as leaders of their year's cohort, and honors the Mentor of the Year for fostering young talent, both within his or her organization and throughout the industry. For more information on the SSPI Promise and Mentor Awards, click here.

The 2020 "20 Under 35"

SSPI honored the third annual "20 Under 35" list at the Future Leaders Celebration on October 6, 2020.

Taylor Kerl
Promise Award Recipient

Brittany Zajic
Promise Award Recipient

Brittany Zimmerman
Paragon Space Development
Promise Award Recipient

Harriet Brettle

Bethany Downer
ESA – Hubble Space Telescope

James Farrell

George John
Hogan Lovells

Joost van Oorschot
Maana Electric

Melissa Orlick
Isotropic Networks

Nicholas Puschman
Bird & Bird LLP

Sahith Reddy Madara
University of Sharjah

Manny Shar
Bryce Space & Technology

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Future Leaders Celebration

This annual event celebrates the 20 Under 35 young employees and entrepreneurs to watch in the coming years, honoring the top three of them with Promise Awards and one industry veteran as Mentor of the Year. Click here to learn more. 

The 2019 "20 Under 35"

SSPI announced the second "20 Under 35" list at the 2019 Future Leaders Dinner.

Daniel Alvarez
Millennium Space Systems
Promise Award Recipient

Julian Horvath
Promise Award Recipient

Natalia Larrea Brito
Promise Award Recipient

Chris Beauregard
National Space Council

Gaurav Bhatia
Hughes Network Systems

Dr. Nikita Chiu
Space Engineering Research Center

Ryan Clulo
ATLAS Space Operations

Lindsay Crossan
The Boeing Company

Dr. Ashwati Das
Jet Propulsion Lab

Guillermo Del Rio
Elara Comunicaciones

Isil Demir
Planet Labs

Sajit Jumani

Jomya Lei
The Boeing Company

Joao Lousada
GMV Insyen AG

Andrea Marin

Adam Milewich

Abiodun Ogunbiyi
Aerospace Palace International

Manny Shar
Bryce Space and Technology

Jeremy Turpin
Isotropic Systems

The 2018 "20 Under 35"

SSPI announced the inaugural "20 Under 35" list at the 2018 Future Leaders Dinner.

Jillian Gorsuch
Promise Award Recipient
Theodore McDonald
Promise Award Recipient
Mike Safyan
Planet Labs
Promise Award Recipient
Ali Akhtar
Raoul Le Boucher d’Herouville
OneWeb Satellites
Zack Downey
Ursa Space
Joanna Estrada
Elara Comunicaciones
Phil Hahn
Blue Origin
Arlen Kam
Jeff Kendall
Jess Koloini
Valvanera Moreno
Marvin Salas
Elara Comunicaciones
Peter Schimitsch
Emily Schubert
JP Sheehan
Cate van Oppen
Krystal Wilson
Secure World Foundation
Lindsay Wolff
Adam Yozwiak