Natalia Larrea Brito is a Principal Advisor at Euroconsult. In this role, she manages consulting missions for government and private institutions including the assessment of government programs, defining new policies, socio-economic studies, and the strategic analysis of new technologies and space markets. Natalia is also the editor-in-chief for Euroconsult’s Prospects for Space Exploration research report.
She is the recipient of numerous merit awards, including the “Promise Award” and “20 under 35” of the Satellite Society Professionals International (SSPI), and the “35 under 35 Space Industry Award” of the International Institute of Space Commerce (IISC).
Prior to joining Euroconsult, Natalia worked as a Systems Engineer at MDA, as a Research Associate at NASA Ames and as a trainee at the European Space Agency (ESA). She holds a Master’s Degree in Aerospace Engineering from McGill University (Canada), a Bachelor and Master’s Degree in Telecommunications Engineering from Universidad Alfonso X El Sabio (Spain) and a Diploma in Astronomy and Planetary Science from the Open University UK. She is also a graduate of the International Space University (ISU).
Buffy Wajvoda is the AWS Global Leader for Aerospace & Satellite Solutions Architecture. She was a founding leader of the Aerospace & Satellite Group at AWS during its inception in 2020 after serving at the AWS Ground Station Solutions Architecture leader. Before AWS, Buffy started and led the Solutions Engineering & Architecture team at Capital One and was the lead architect during Capital One’s transition to AWS.
Buffy started her career working at the National Security Agency (NSA) for 15yrs with a focus on cryptanalysis and Radio Frequency (RF) analysis & engineering for satellite and high bandwidth communications. Her last position at the NSA was the Technical Director for Field Operations. Buffy graduated from the University of Chicago with degrees Chemistry and Economics. She is an avid Chicago Bears fan, loves creating lead-came stained glass projects, and playing video games with her kids.