Space entrepreneur, global change maker, and aspiring exponential innovator. Emeline is a Co-Founder at SpaceBase, a social enterprise focused on democratizing space for everyone by co-creating space ecosystems in emerging countries, starting with New Zealand. Emeline is also on the faculty of Singularity University and a Co-Founder of International Space Consultants both based in California, USA. In 2017, she joined the inaugural cohort of the Edmund Hillary Fellowship program in New Zealand. She is an international traveler, adventure seeker, outdoor enthusiast, and aspiring environmentalist. Originally from the Philippines, she has visited over 80 countries and territories, and has lived/worked in the Philippines, France, Switzerland, Canada, US, Spain, Sweden, Austria, China, and now New Zealand.
Emeline was most recently on the executive management team of Singularity University (SU) as the Chief Impact Officer and previously the EVP of Operations for five years. Her role was to oversee the implementation of SU’s mission and to maximize impact in all of SU’s programs and initiatives. Emeline also served as Space track lead for SU’s 10 week Global Solutions Program for the past four years.
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 and volunteered for ISU developing and running graduate academic operations across two decades. 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.