2019 Grant winner: Harriet Brettle
Harriet Brettle is a business analyst at Astroscale where she is working to develop a commercial solution to the threat of space debris. She has also been an active member of the Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC) – a global non-profit that supports students and young professionals connect to the wider space industry – since 2016, serving as executive secretary, strategic partnerships coordinator and currently programming lead for the 2019 Space Generation Congress. Harriet is co-founder of the London Space Network, organising monthly networking events to strengthen the UK space community.
Harriet recently completed a masters in planetary science at the California Institute of Technology. Prior to Caltech, Harriet worked in finance at the Bank of England and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, providing technical support for quantitative impact studies and undertaking risk analysis of global financial institutions. Harriet has a keen interest in public engagement with space science, interactions between different fields relevant to space exploration, and the future of new space economy.