Space entrepreneur and ecosystem builder, global change maker, and aspiring exponential innovator. Emeline is Co-Founder and CEO of SpaceBase, a social enterprise focused on democratizing space for everyone by co-creating space ecosystems in developing and emerging countries, starting with New Zealand. Emeline is also on the team of Ceres Robotics Inc., and a Co-Founder of International Space Consultants, USA. She joined the inaugural cohort of the Edmund Hillary Fellowship program in New Zealand in 2017 and is an Institute of Space Commerce Fellow. She was the former Chief Impact Officer and Executive VP of Operations at Singularity University (SU). Emeline also served as Space track lead for SU’s Global Solutions Program for four years. She sits on the Board of Trustees for the 10th to the 9th Plus Foundation and is a member of the Associate Editorial Board for the New Space Journal.
Emeline has a BS in Physics from the University of the Philippines and a MS in Earth and Space Science from York University, Canada. She attended the International Space University (ISU) Space Studies Program in Strasbourg, France and subsequently worked for ISU developing it’s masters of space studies program and running its summer space studies program. In commercial space development, she has worked and consulted for several startups including serving as Director of Program Development and Research, and Director of Operations for Space Adventures Ltd, a space tourism company sending private citizens to the International Space Station; and Odyssey Moon and Moon Express, which plan commercial transport to the Moon. Emeline is co-author of the book “Realizing Tomorrow: The Path to Private Space Flight,” University of Nebraska Press (2013), which was selected that year for the US Air Force’s Chief of Staff Reading List.