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     Date Submitted:08-09-2015
     Last Modified:19-12-2016 (07:47)
    Job information
     Current job:M.A Global Studies and MS.c Space Studies
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, Business Services
     KeywordsGovernment and Multilateral Negotiations, Satellite business, Space Policy and Law, Soft Skills, International Space University, Long hours of work



    Elias is an entrepreneur with extensive skills in space diplomacy. His extended education across several fields, coupled with a wide international background continues to fuel his ultimate passion of space affairs. He has focused his career on creating projects for peace and sustainability in space to benefit mankind. ​​





    Graduate Assistant

    University of Chicago and University of Vienna, Vienna (Austria)

    Planning, preparing and delivering of classes on Human Rights.

    Compilation and distribution of teaching materials.

    Coordination of necessary logistical services, travel and housing arrangements, calculation and preparation of cost estimates, assistance in visa application process.

    Organization of meetings, seminars and other events such as field excursions.

    Preparation of weekly reports to the University of Chicago on current developments.

    Provision of general support to staff and students.

    Supervision of students.



    SES, Betzdorf (Luxembourg)

    Coordination of SES Advertisement and Publications with external graphic design agencies.

    Gather information of latest SES satellite operations for publications.

    Assistance in the preparation of the SES company's Presentation for the International Broadcasting Convention 2015 (IBC).

    Design of SES public relations news room at the IBC and the Paris World Satellite Business Week 2015.

    Preparation and design of publicity brochures, handouts, power point presentations and various webpages for the SES online portal.

    Maintenance and updating of the company's website.



    United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs, Vienna (Austria)

    Assistance in the organization of the United Nation/Japan Nano Satellite Symposium, held in Nagoya, Japan in 2012, with reknowned experts in the satellite industry.

    Research on and drafting of an United Nations Curriculum for a Master Degree in Nano Technology.

    Liasion with multiple points of contact and "think tanks" on the creation of the curriculum.

    Draft standard correspondence according to corporate communication guidelines and standard operating procedures.

    Input, retrieval and maintainence of a database on bibliographical references, documents and contacts.



    Amsted Rail Global Headquarter, Chicago (United States)

    Compilation, processing and updating employee data on the corporate Human Resources platform.

    Assessment and evaluation of potential risks to the company's business.

    Drafting of a contingency plan that responded to these risks.

    Translation (Portuguese - English) and compilation of inventories and business meeting minutes.

    Provision of general / clerical support.


    Coordinator and Trainer of Charity Service

    Pastoral da Crianca, Recife (Brazil)

    ▪ Identification and assessment of local conditions to implement 3 new offices of Pastoral da Criança in Recife; development of project charters; and monitoring growth of families under various risks.

    ▪ Perform monthly visits to hundreds of families; scheduling and managing meetings; and practicing human resources by outsourcing and training at least 100 new volunteers.





    Master of Space Studies and Space Science


    International Space University, Strasbourg (France)

    ▪ Traineeship on large and complex projects in the space and satellite industry with officials from the top space faring organizations such as NASA, ESA, JAXA, EU, UN, NSR

    ▪ Several trainings in an ESA Concurrent Design Facility and satellite operations mock up room environment.​

    ▪ Heading and presenting the policy of team project: Global Water Initiative. United Nations presentation can be found in the following link:


    Space Studies Program Certificate


    International Space University, HEC Montreal Business School, École de Technologie Supérieure, Montreal (Canada)

    ▪ Chairmanship of the policies of the AMOOS project (Autonomous Mission forOn-Orbit Service)


    Master, Erasmus Mundus Global Studies (EMGS)


    University of Vienna, Vienna (Austria)

    ▪ ​Received maximum grade on master thesis: “The Dilemma of Space Debris Treated at the United Nations"​


    Bachelor of Arts with Triple Major in Global Studies, Philosophy, Sociology


    St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, Minnesota (United States)


    Associate in Science and Liberal Arts in Astronomy and Earth Science


    Northwestern Michigan College, Traverse City, Michigan (United States)





    Mother tongue(s)


    Other language(s)

    English, Spanish, German

    Communication skills

    ▪ Public relations experience at leading satellite operators such as SES.

    ▪ Presenter: Global Water Initiative team project at the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space.​

    ▪ Public speaker: International Astronautical Congress, held in 2014, Toronto.

    ▪ ​Master of ceremonies: St. Cloud State University.

    Organisational / managerial skills

    ▪ Practiced project management in the space industry by leading the policies in two projects of the International Space University entitled: AMOOS (Autonomous Mission for On-orbit Service), and Global Water Initiative, coping with the use of space technology to monitor the Earth environment, water management and scarcity.

    ▪ Chaired public relations projects in the communications department of SES Headquarter in Luxembourg.

    Job-related skills

    ▪ ​ General knowledge of Space Craft and Ground Segment Operations

    ▪ ​ ​Networking

    ▪ ​ ​Public Speaking

    ▪ ​ ​Interpersonal Communications

    ▪ ​ ​Critical Observation

    ▪ ​ ​Adaptability

    ▪ ​ ​Problem Solving

    ▪ ​ ​Team Work and Collaboration

    ▪ ​ ​​Conflict Resolution


    Digital competence


    Information processing


    Content creation


    Problem solving


    Independent user

    Proficient user

    Independent user

    Independent user

    Independent user


    Digital competences - Self-assessment grid




    Publications and Scholarships

    Publications -

    Austria, 2016 • Book- Space Debris: A Great Leap Forward We Won't Take: An Introduction to Outer Space Affairs

    France, 2015 • Efforts to Consolidate the Brazilian Space Industry – ISU Individual Project atMSS 14-15

    Canada, 2014 • Autonomous Mission for On-Orbit Servicing (AMOOS) – ISU Team Project at SSP 14

    Austria, 2013 • Master thesis: “The Dilemma of Space Debris Treated at the United Nations"

    Austria, 2012 • Capacity Building in Basic Space Technology Development – Internship report, OOSA


    Scholarships -

    2007 – Present • "Pay-forward" Investment from benefactors throughout academic career

    France, 2014 • ISU scholarship and Heinlein loan to study the Master of Space Science

    Canada, 2014 • SES full scholarship to study the International Space University's Space Studies 2014

    Japan, 2014 • UN Scholarship to represent the 2012 UN/Japan Nano-Satellite Symposium

    Austria, 2011 • Half Tuition Fee Waiver to study the Erasmus Mundus Global Studies Master Program

    USA, 2008 • Cultural Sharing Scholarship to study the Bachelor's of Art at St. Cloud State University


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