Alessandra Vernile is Project Officer at EURISY, in Paris since December 2017. Previously, she worked as Resident Fellow at the European Space Policy Institute (ESPI) in Vienna, with a fellowship from the Italian Space Agency, where she focused mainly on the rise of the private actors in the space sector, the engagement of stakeholders in the UNISPACE+50 and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Between 2015 and 2016 she spent six months as Intern at Strategy Department at European Space Agency HQ (Paris). Before this, Alessandra held the position of Event Manager at NATO Defence College Foundation (Rome). Graduated with a Master’s degree in International Relations at LUMSA University (Rome), she also attended a Master in Economic Security, Geopolitics, and Intelligence at SIOI (Rome). Since 2015 Alessandra is actively contributing to Mediterranean Affairs drafting analysis and reports, mainly on the topic of terrorism and international security. Alessandra is also member of the Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC) since 2016, where she serves as Project Group Coordinator and member of the Executive Committee since June 2018. Alessandra has been also part of the organising team of the Space Generation Forum 2.0 in support of UNISPACE +50, that took place in Vienna in June 2018.