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Senior Leadership

Meaghan is the Chair for the Aerospace Futures 2020 conference – working with the AYAA and event committee to design an event in line with the organisations goals. She is currently undertaking an undergraduate Aerospace Engineering degree at Monash University and working as an Intern at Gilmour Space technologies. Meaghan was also the founding team leader for Monash High Powered Rocketry at the Inaugural AURC.

What are you most looking forward to in the Aerospace Futures conference 2020?

I am looking forward to seeing how the delegates feel about our brand new working groups! I think they are going to be a great addition to the conference.

What are your hobbies?

Watching musical theatre and napping.

3 Fun Facts:

  1. I did a gap year in England working in a boarding school

  2. I fall over everything and anything

  3. I like spoilers

Allissa is the External Relations Lead for the Aerospace Futures 2020 conference – coordinating the delegate relations, communications and graphics components for the event. She is currently an Airframe Structures Engineer at Airbus, and recently graduated from the Australian National University, majoring in Mechanical and Materials Engineering and Chemistry.

What are you most looking forward to in the Aerospace Futures conference 2020?

Meeting young professionals who are just as interested in aerospace as myself.

What are your hobbies?

Bouldering and gardening

3 Fun Facts:

  1. Lived in Kalgoorlie, WA for 8 years

  2. My favourite food is crab, but found out I’m actually allergic to it

  3. Spent an hour figuring out I only have two fun facts

 

Daniel is the Deputy Chair for the Aerospace Futures 2020 conference – working to bring his experience from the past four Aerospace Futures conferences he has attended, and sharing his local knowledge of Adelaide to support the committee to create a stellar conference for everyone to attend. He is currently working too many jobs, running his own 3D printing business, and working at UniSA in a new Industry 4.0 Testlab. Completing his fourth year of Mechanical Engineering at UniSA last year, and looking forward to gaining some real world experience in the field.

What are you most looking forward to in the Aerospace Futures conference 2020?

I am excited to see delegates become inspired by the conference, just as I did from my first Futures, and open their eyes to the breadth of the aerospace industry.

What are your hobbies?

3D printing, CAD, designing machines, documentaries

3 Fun Facts:

  • I recycle plastic in my spare time

  • Always study with music

  • Can identify fasteners by eye

 

Johnny is the Program Lead for the Aerospace Futures 2020 conference – coordinating the presentations, activities and conference logistics for the event. He is currently studying an undergraduate aerospace engineering degree at Monash University. Johnny is also a member of a Monash engineering student team, Unmanned Aerial Systems.

What are you most looking forward to in the Aerospace Futures conference 2020?

2020 will be my first-time attending futures. Having heard so many great things about it, my primary interest in it will be engaging with so many likeminded individuals over a shared love of aviation and aerospace.

What are your hobbies?

I enjoy reading and will never say no to sitting down and playing board games with mates.

3 fun facts

  1. From Wellington New Zealand

  2. Favourite type of food is Mexican

  3. Competed in national tournaments for Taekwondo

 

Moe is the Strategic Partnerships Lead (Treasurer) for the Aerospace Futures 2020 conference – responsible for the strategic partnership’s portfolio as well as the treasurer. He is currently finalizing his Ph.D. in Artificial Intelligence and Sensing at the University of Queensland and working as a Data Science Intern at LinQia. Moe was previously Project Leader for distributed sensing at Mining3 and has a track record of developing technologies.

What are you most looking forward to in the Aerospace Futures conference 2020?

I am very excited to be part of this amazing event for the first time and looking forward to meeting all delegates, young professionals and students. I am especially excited about the working groups and other opportunities at the Aerospace Futures to explore, learn and discuss the importance of Artificial Intelligence in Space technology.

What are your hobbies?

DIY projects from fixing cars to electronics.

3 Fun Facts:

  1. I have lived in 4 different continents in Europe, Australia, USA, Middle East and China

  2. I have travelled 4 times around the globe (I enjoy long flights!)

  3. I got married last year

General Members

Riley is one of the Partnerships Coordinators for Aerospace Futures 2020. She is currently a third year engineering and science student at the University of Sydney. She is passionate about all things space and rocketry! Riley also is actively involved with the university’s physics society, PhySoc.

What are you most looking forward to in the Aerospace Futures conference 2020?

This will be my first ever Aerospace Futures Conference and to say I am excited would be an understatement! Aerospace covers a broad variety of topics and this conference is great at covering a lot of them, I can’t wait to go!

What are your hobbies?

I love reading sci-fi and fantasy novels! I also enjoy going on nice long walks around the city or to the beach.

3 Fun Facts

  1. I moved out of home when I was 14

  2. I am Sámi, which is an indigenous person from Finland

  3. I am obsessed with Marvel, Star Wars and the Witcher

Millie is a Partnerships Coordinator for the Aerospace Futures 2020 conference – organising sponsorship and collaboration with our valuable partners. She is currently interning as a Mechanical Design Engineer for Applidyne Engineering, and is a 3rd year Aerospace Engineering student at the University of Adelaide.

What are you most looking forward to in the Aerospace Futures conference 2020?

I’m really looking forward to the panel sessions – they always spark interesting discussions.

What are your hobbies?

I love gardening, flying and eating cheese (surely that’s a hobby?!).

3 Fun Facts:

  1. I grew up on a farm near Port Lincoln, South Australia

  2. I learned to fly in a Cessna 172 and have a private pilot licence

  3. I’m studying French outside of uni

Shaun
Stitt

Shaun is the Logistics Coordinator for Aerospace Futures 2020 conference – organising the venues, catering, and accommodation for the conference. He is currently in his 5th and final year of a double degree in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, and Computer and Mathematical Sciences at the University of Adelaide. Shaun has previously completed internships at the Olympic Dam uranium mine, and with ElmTEK, developing VR and AR applications for headsets and mobile devices. He completed his engineering Honours project in 2019, conducting research into the aerodynamic effect of dynamic wing twisting on a 1303 UCAV.

What are you most looking forward to in the Aerospace Futures conference 2020?

I am keen to form new connections in the aerospace industry, and possibly discover pathways that I may not have previously been aware of.

What are your hobbies?

Drumming and playing soccer

3 Fun Facts

  • I undertook a study tour in Latvia building and programming robots

  • I have over 500 views on TikTok

  • I have met Prince Charles

Max
Telford

Hannah
Vine Hall

Hannah is the Presentations Coordinator for the Aerospace Futures 2020 conference – organising speakers and panelists, and making sure presentations at the conference run smoothly. She is currently a Space Segment Intern at Myriota, an Adelaide University Student Ambassador, and a 3rd-year Mechatronics and Mathematics student at the University of Adelaide.

What are you most looking forward to in the Aerospace Futures conference 2020?

This year will be my first year attending the conference, so I am excited to learn more about the industry and meet like-minded individuals. I am especially looking forward to the working groups as I believe they will be a unique and beneficial addition to the program that would allow delegates to fully engage.

What are your hobbies?

Building Lego sets and aimlessly walking around the museum.

3 Fun Facts:

  1. I have a rapidly growing collection of space-themed Lego sets

  2. I own an Australian Shepherd who is named after Bucky Barnes

  3. I have traveled across the Simpson Desert

Annie is the Delegates Coordinator for the Aerospace Futures 2020 conference. She is a PhD student at Sydney University researching the sociology of space science, space debris, and international cooperation in space. Annie also hosts Space Junk Podcast and is a total conference junkie.

What are you most looking forward to in the Aerospace Futures conference 2020?

I am personally really looking forward to meeting all the attendees and sharing the passion for space. If you are ever feeling lonely or unsure, come and talk to me. I’m super friendly!

What are your hobbies?

Krav maga / kickboxing, painting, podcasting

3 Fun Facts:

  1. I secretly love watching dodgy reality TV

  2. I used to be an investment banker

  3. I’m really, really enthusiastic about everything

 
 Follow me @anniehandmer on twitter!

Sarah
Telford

Sarah is the Media and Marketing Coordinator for the Aerospace Futures 2020 conference – producing and managing the futures social media accounts. She is currently studying Software Engineering at Adelaide University.

What are you most looking forward to in the Aerospace Futures conference 2020?

This year will be Sarah’s first time attending an Aerospace Future Conference and she is most excited about meeting other individuals who are interested in space and aerospace.

Interests/Hobbies

Sarah likes to spend time thrifting clothes and altering them or playing games on the switch.

Three fun facts

  • I recently bought Heelys

  • I love colourful nail polish

  • I love watching shows like Extreme Cheapskates, Hoarders and Kitchen Nightmares

 

Xavier
Spencer