Natalia currently works as a Senior Consultant at Euroconsult based in Montreal (Canada). She manages research activities and consulting missions for government and private organizations. She focuses on the assessment of government programs, new technologies and the strategic analysis of industrial and commercial space markets, specializing in space exploration.
Prior to joining Euroconsult, Natalia worked as systems engineer at MDA Corporation where she specialized in the design of satellite communication payloads, supporting the business development proposal team for a variety of international clients. In addition, she worked as research associate at NASA Ames as part of the NASA Academy program in the field of planetary exploration. Natalia became the first Spanish female to participate in the program. Moreover, she worked as trainee at the European Space Agency (ESA) in the field of infrared astronomy within the Herschel Space Observatory team.
Natalia holds a Master’s in Aerospace Engineering from McGill University and a Bachelor’s and Master’s in Telecommunications Engineering from Universidad Alfonso X El Sabio (Madrid, Spain). Natalia also holds a Diploma in Astronomy and Planetary Science from the Open University UK and she is a graduate of the International Space University (ISU) Space Studies Program (SSP). She is recipient of numerous merit and academic awards, including the “35 under 35 Space Industry Award 2018” of the International Institute of Space Commerce (IISC).