Nancy C. Wolfson, is a Washington, D.C. based scholar, independent researcher, speaker, entrepreneur and artist. She is a published author and a co-founder-President of Disrupting Space LLC, a company based in the US. Nancy is currently the Vice Chair of the International Astronautical Federation’s (IAF) Technical Committee on NEOs. Great part of her work is focused on education and communication about asteroids and contributing to the International Asteroid Warning Network (IAWN). She also participated in The Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC) Find An Asteroid Search Campaign in 2018.
As a researcher Ms. Wolfson focuses on Human and Social Sciences looking to foster the creation of a diverse and healthy human colonies in Outer Space. She is actively collaborating on various ongoing educational an outreach projects with engineers, scientists and tech specialists in the United States and Europe regarding NEOs and other topics. To mention some of her recent work experience, Ms. Wolfson acted as Program Development Manager for a High Altitude Balloon, CRISPR Biotechnology educational projects and Payload Development Manager for a research project in collaboration with WIKIPEDIA, 2017 -2018. Ms Wolfson aims to democratize access to higher learning, making space concepts accessible to all academia, corporations and the broad general public.
Ms. Wolfson has traveled the world as speaker on topics regarding International Collaboration and Community Development with different Washington D.C. based non-profit organizations since 2010. Through her work as an independent researcher Ms. Wolfson was invited to participate in The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) – Nation of Makers Meeting in August 2016.
“Space belongs to all – I am motivated by this theme to bring new and revolutionary ideas to connect interested people who have had little or no involvement with space activities. To that end, I travel to give talks and trainings for universities and their faculties as well as hold meetings with specialists from different industries. My research aims to close the gap between people and Outer Space concepts and its technology to map the steps towards creating a better, new multi-planetary society”