Julia Mitchell has a passion for space and is Secretary of the Space Industry Association of Australia. Julia has experience in the upstream and downstream areas of space and shortly starts a role as Senior Spacecraft Engineer for Sitael Australia.
Most recently, Julia was the SBAS Test-bed Program Manager at FrontierSI (formerly the CRCSI) where she learnt how Australians use space technology. Prior to this, Julia has worked as a Spacecraft Systems Engineer on large communication satellite projects for the SES-16 and Jabiru-1 spacecraft for SES and NewSat respectively. She has also worked as a Structures and Graduate Engineer for Qantas for their Boeing 737 fleet and as an Aerospace Engineer for Aerospace Concepts (now the Shoal Group).
Julia has completed a Master of Science in Astronautics and Space Engineering from Cranfield University and combined Bachelor of Engineering (Aerospace) with first class honours and a Bachelor of Science (Physics) from the University of New South Wales.
Julia has been the recipient of multiple scholarships and prizes, including the Ray Stalker Award which recognises exceptional young professionals in the aerospace industry for their outstanding achievements and leadership. Additionally, Julia is keen to help strengthen and grow the Australian space industry.