Andrea von Kaenel (she/her)
Andrea von Kaenel serves as a Systems Director at The Aerospace Corporation, a non-profit research and development company which provides independent technical and scientific research, development and advisory services to national space programs. Previously she worked as a Program Manager and Engineer at Geodynamics and Lockheed Missiles and Space Company, supporting operations and engineering of space programs. Andrea received an undergraduate degree in Physics from Allegheny College, and a graduate degree in Systems Management from Capitol Technology University.
Andrea has been active in the transgender community for decades, previously serving on the boards of the Transgender Education Association of Washington DC (TGEA), the International Foundation for Gender Education (IFGE), the Aerospace Lambda Alliance (ALA), and as the founding President of the National Reconnaissance Office’s (NRO) LGBT Inclusion For Everyone (LIFE) employee resource group. Andrea previously served on the NCTE Board from 2010 - 2017, ending her service on the board as the President.