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 2019 "20 Under 35"

SSPI honored the second annual "20 Under 35" list at the Future Leaders Dinner on October 8, 2019.

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
Clémentine Decoopman
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 & Technology
Jeremy Turpin
Isotropic Systems


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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 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