Chiara Cocchiara

Forbes 30Under30 | Innovator Under35 MIT | IAF Young Space Leader

Chiara Cocchiara is a female Aerospace Engineer with more than 10 years of experience in the Space Sector. Forbes listed her as 30Under30 Leader in the category Industry. In the Space Community, she received the IAF Young Space Leaders award, and Space & Satellite Professionals International – SSPI Promise Award. Her design of a new drone technology to help saving human lives by using the Space infrastructure was recognized by the MIT Innovator Under35 and the ESNC Prizes.

She is the Programs Director of the Space Economy Academy and iSpace School, the best Institution operating in Space Education according to Galileo Masters. 

Pushed by her dreams of becoming an astronaut, Chiara played the roles of Crew Commander and Crew Engineer of a Mars Analogue mission with the Mars Society; carrying out experiments from NASA. 

She volunteers for the Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC) since 2015 and she currently covers the role of SpaceOps Manager. She is part of the SpaceOps Committee, where she leads the SpaceOps Students and Young Professionals (SYP) program. 

In her full time job, she is a System Operations Engineer at EUMETSAT. 

She speaks five languages, has one Bachelor and three Master degrees in Aerospace Engineering, and completed her education with an MBA.