Karina Perez is the Manager for Strategic Initiatives. In this role, she helps manage and maintain strategic partnerships and initiatives. She helped develop and establish AIA’s annual women’s networking reception. Karina has represented the industry at multiple conferences including SXSW, Humans to Mars Summit, Escape Velocity, among others. Karina was recently featured in Aviation Week Magazine as a “Rising Star” for the industry in conjunction with their Apollo 11 issue. In addition to her work at AIA, Karina serves as Manager for SGx Satellite, a one day conference for young professionals and students, under the NGO Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC).