Dr. Rebecca Reesman is a project engineer for National Security Space Programs, Policy, and Oversight at The Aerospace Corporation, where she supports government customers in the national security community. She also supports Aerospace’s Center for Space Policy and Strategy, covering rendezvous and proximity operations such as the emerging on-orbit servicing market.
Before joining Aerospace in 2017, Reesman was an American Institute of Physics Congressional Fellow handling space, cybersecurity, and other technical issues for a member of Congress. Prior to the fellowship, she was a research scientist at the Center for Naval Analysis, providing technical and analytical support to the Department of Defense, with a particular focus on developing and executing wargames.
Dr. Reesman earned a bachelor’s degree in physics and statistics from Carnegie Mellon University. She earned a Ph.D. in physics from the Ohio State University.