senior fellows

Bailey Cunningham

Bailey Cunningham serves as the Director of Operations for For All Moonkind. In addition, Bailey is an adjunct faculty member at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, where she teaches Space Law and Policy. 

Bailey received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of South Florida, with minors in Astronomy and Intelligence Studies. She earned her Juris Doctor from the Florida State University College of Law, and her Master of Laws in Air and Space Law from the University of Mississippi School of Law.

Alexandra Dolce

Alexandra Dolce believes that the rule of law is the foundation of permanent legal reform and sustainability in all realms of the universe. As such, she uses her legal, adjudicative, business and conflict mitigation skills to help NGOs, government entities, private entities and various stakeholders implement and establish strong legal reform through commercial law,  project management, education and consultation.

She is a graduate of Howard University, Temple University School of Law, and Norwich University School of Graduate Studies. She is licensed to practice law in three jurisdictions and is currently pursuing an LL.M in Space Law at the University of Mississippi. She has drafted and negotiated contracts in excess of 25+ million dollars for the Human Resources Administration of New York City and the New York City Comptroller’s Office.   She drafted the vendor   contract pursuant to the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) for the Freedom Rings Partnership, which was led by the Urban Affairs Coalition of Philadelphia and the City of Philadelphia, to implement a community-based approach to digital inequity in Philadelphia. She has overseen rule of law projects in Turkmenistan, Central Asia and has taught in Saudi Arabia. She is an arbitrator and certified mediator and a former Administrative Law Judge for the City of New York.

Alexandra is also an educator. She has taught Business Law, Business Ethics, Cross-Cultural Ethics,  Communications, American Government, International Relations, and English at various colleges and universities

She currently resides on Roosevelt Island, New York City. 

Cristin Finnigan

Cristin is a subcontract specialist for the space systems division of a government contractor. She earned her M.Sc. in Space Studies at the University of North Dakota where her research areas included space traffic management and pertinent regulations, policy, business, and risk management.

As a space advocate, Cristin hopes to contribute to meaningful policies such as diversity, inclusion, and equity in space activity and long-term space sustainability. She currently serves as the Twin Cities Section Public Policy Officer and Legal Aspects Committee Secretary for the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) and conducts STEM outreach and education efforts in schools and museums.

Diana Chicas Garcia

Diana’s work focuses on civil rights issues, with special emphasis on the intersection of space technology, education, tax, and digital privacy rights. She earned a J.D. from the Howard University School of Law, where she co-founded and served as the Vice President of the Howard University Space Law Society.

Bayar Goswami

Bayar Goswami is an Arsenault Doctoral Fellow at the Institute of Air and Space Law, McGill University. Prior to advancing his research career as a doctoral fellow, Bayar finished his LL.M. in Air and Space Law at McGill University and his first law degree at Nirma University, India.

Among other honors and awards, Bayar is a recipient of Erin J.C. Arsenault Fellowship for both his Doctorate and Masters research and notably was also awarded the Assad Kotaite Graduate and Postdoctoral Fellowship by the United Nations’ International Civil Aviation Organization. Presently, as the Principal Researcher and Associate Editor, Bayar is involved in the project to curate the McGill Encyclopedia of International Space Law at and is also playing a key role, as the Research Coordinator, in the research and publication of the now published McGill Manual on International Law Applicable to Military Uses of Outer Space (McGill Manual: Volume I – Rules), and the Co-Editor for McGill Manual: Volume II – Rules with Commentaries.

Bayar has made significant contributions to leading research undertaken at McGill, like the International Study on Global Space Governance and the Space Security Index, 2016 and 2017 (SSI) and has also made notable presentations at numerous international forums including the UN COPUOS and the UN/Germany High-Level Forum. Bayar has been a TEDx Speaker and is continuously working for the development and promotion of space law and is passionate about fueling discussions about the social sciences of outer space.


Riley Harrison

Riley Harrison is an Alaska-based graduate student studying Space Operations at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University. With a bachelor’s degree in Family & Child Sciences from Florida State University, she has a strong human development and life sciences foundation. Riley’s focus is to encourage ethics and collaboration for the benefit of the global space economy. Passionate about ethical human space travel and settlement, she produces content for research publications and digital outreach. Her current research efforts are to evaluate ethics and diversity in the space industry through indigenous space developments. As a fellow, Riley aims to advance bilateral engagement between First Nations and the global space economy.

She can be reached at 

Ed Koellner

Ed Koellner is a renowned innovator in international law, compliance, fintech, crypto, air, and space law. Based in San Antonio, TX, he possesses a deep understanding of global regulations and helps businesses successfully navigate complex legal landscapes.

Notably, Ed is actively involved in the fields of air, space, and mobile equipment law. He serves as a pro bono advisor for the Unidroit Secretariat and Industry Liaison, contributing to projects such as the MAC Protocol and Cape Town Convention Space Protocol. As a member of the Wisconsin Bar and a registered Patent Attorney, Ed brings a wealth of expertise to his clients.

Currently, Ed holds the position of Associate General Counsel for Payments & Fintech at USAA Bank. He has also held notable positions at Citibank, SunTrust Bank, Western Union, and other renowned organizations, focusing on law, compliance, and intellectual property.

Ed is focused on an LL.M. in Air and Space Law at the University of Mississippi School of Law and has an MS in Global Technology and Development from Arizona State University, a JD from Marquette University, and an MBA in Finance from Texas Christian University. He completed his undergraduate studies in Biochemistry at West Virginia University.

Ed contributes to the academic community as a member of the Fintech Advisory Board and an Adjunct Lecturer on Fintech Regulatory at Texas Christian University, MJ Neely School of Business. He is also a distinguished speaker, sharing his knowledge and insights at various industry events. He has served as a Distinguished Faculty Speaker at the 6th and 7th Annual Legal, Regulatory and Compliance Forums on Fintech & Emerging Payment Systems in NYC. He has also participated as a session speaker and panelist at the 40th and 41st Annual International Space Development Conferences organized by the National Space Society, discussing topics such as Outer Space & Intellectual Property Law – Conflicts and Confluences, as well as cybersecurity in space and securing the final frontier. Furthermore, he delivered a session speech at the International Humans in Space Conference 2022 in Sydney, Australia, focusing on Intellectual Property Protection in the Growing Commercial Outer Space Market.


Anne-Sophie Martin

Anne-Sophie Martin received her LL.M. in Space Law and Telecommunications Law from the University of Paris-Saclay (France) and her Ph.D. from Sapienza University of Rome (Italy). Between 2016 and 2019, she was an observer within The Hague Space Resources Governance Working Group. On August 2017, she attended the Centre for Studies and Research of The Hague Academy of International Law. She also joined the Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court Competition as a Faculty Advisor in 2017 and 2018. Since 2021, she is an observer in the Global Expert Group on Sustainable Lunar Activities (GEGSLA). Since 2022, she is a member of the Policy Hub of the IAU’s Centre for the Protection of the Dark and Quiet Skies from Satellite Constellation Interference. In 2023, she is participating in the UNOOSA Space4Women Mentorship Program as a mentor. She is a member of the International Institute of Space Law, Space Generation Advisory Council, European Centre of Space Law, French Society of Air and Space Law, and Institute of Space and Telecommunications Laws. She is also Member of the Legal Council of For All Moonkind.

Ingrid Muller

Ingrid A. Müller is an attorney with extensive experience in internationally focused environments, such as the United Nations, the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and INGO’s.

 She is the initiator, co-founder, founding president, and advisory board chair of the Columbia Air & Space Law Association and served as the Vice-Chair of the International Committee of the National Space Society. Ingrid also holds advisory, leadership, and affiliate roles in technology, arbitration, law, and human rights related organizations, e.g., the Arbitrator Intelligence, The NYC Bar Association, and the ACLU.

 She is currently a PhD in Law candidate, having previously earned an LL.B. and four LL.M. degrees – one from Columbia Law School, one from Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne (in European Law), and two from the University of Bucharest (in Public International Law and International Arbitration).


Adam Brodkin

Adam is a space lawyer specializing in satellite regulation, licensing, and rulemaking activities. He has a JD from the George Mason University Law School and a BA in Economics from Lehigh University. He is also an orbital debris policy subject matter expert with a passion for future in-space activities. He has presented his orbital debris management research regarding on-orbit recycling to the International Space University, the French Space Agency, CNES, and the UN COPUOS Legal Subcommittee. Adam had led NSS’ Orbital Debris Policy Program since December 2021.

Kevin Dillon

Kevin Dillon holds a BS in Aerospace Engineering and Mechanical Engineering from the Missouri University of Science and Technology in 2013 along with a Master’s Degree in Systems Engineering from Southern Methodist University in 2015. In 2021, Kevin earned his JD from the Saint Louis University School of Law.

Professionally, Kevin has 10 + years as a Systems Engineer in the Aerospace industry designing, testing and analyzing air vehicle systems for both commercial and military programs. Kevin is interested in exploring the intersection of law and engineering to make the world more equitable and enjoyable while pushing the boundaries of innovation. Outside of academics and professional endeavors, Kevin enjoys sports, watching comedy and reading suspense/mystery and history books.

Connor Haffey

Connor is from Havre de Grace, Maryland and received his BS from the University of Florida. He is currently a 2024 J.D. Candidate at the University of Mississippi. His concentration is in Air and Space Law and he is the Managing Editor for Volume 47.1 of the Journal of Space Law. He can be reached at

Stephen Hanna

Stephen Hanna started his Space, Remote Sensing, and Geospatial Intelligence career at the satellite imagery company Geoeye in 2013 after a previous career in Travel and Tourism. After Geoeye was acquired by DigitalGlobe in 2015 he joined Vricon – the DG -SAAB Joint Venture – as part of the 2nd round of hires with the mission to “build the globe in 3D” using high quality commercial satellite imagery stacks. Starting in the 3D Production department as a 3D Geospatial Analyst Stephen excelled in GIS & Cartography QC processes and eventually found his home demonstrating Vricon’s products, capabilities and workflows in front of customers. This led to a transfer to the sales department as an ISR then Sales Engineer and later a Sales Operations Analyst. After DG was renamed to Maxar, they acquired Vricon from SAAB and Stephen found his current role as a Sales Operations Manager in the USG Strategic Growth Team at Maxar.

Stephen has been a member of the USGIF Young Professionals Group since 2015, winner of a 2019 Golden Ticket to GEOINT symposium in San Antonio Texas, a member of the YPG working group since 2019, and currently one of the co-chairs of the YPG WG. Stephen is also a member of the Space & Satellite Professionals International (SSPI) organization, the Space Force Association, the American Geographical Society and the National Space Society.

Stephen brings his passion and energy about all things Space with a special focus on Space sustainability and Space ethics. He is excited to contribute to the mission of developing and strengthening a community of interest between government, industry, academia, professional organizations and individuals who share these same passions.

Heath Hoeffner

William “Heath” Hoeffner is currently a 2L at the University of Mississippi School of Law where he has a concentration in Air and Space Law and hopes to get his LL.M in Air and Space Law from Ole Miss as well. His areas of interest include Radio Frequency Spectrum access and regulation for the commercial space industry as well as Space Debris Mitigation, and Planetary Protection.

Heath worked for the Aerospace Corporation’s Center for Space Policy and Strategy Group during the Summer of 2022 and will work for Axiom Space, Inc. this coming Summer of 2023. Currently, Heath is a Legal Intern with the Space Court foundation where he works with several space lawyers in a number of projects relating to different aspects of space law. Further, Heath is a member of the National Space Society’s Legal Fellows Program and their President’s Legal Council.

Heath graduated with two BA’s in History and Political Science from Georgia College & State University in 2021, and spends his time when not working on schoolwork or space law related assignments reading, playing Dungeons & Dragons, or cooking.

Ayomide Jide-Omole

Ms. Ayomide Jide-Omole is a Nigerian lawyer specializing in aviation and space law. She obtained a Master’s in Air and Space law from Leiden University in the Netherlands in 2020 and currently serves as the Co-General Counsel for the Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC).

She is also the managing director of the futures forum, an initiative of the Caribbean space society where she advocates for the inclusion of space as an 18th SDG in order to meet the needs of under-developing nations.

Ms. Jide-Omole is the convener of a vlog called “More to Space than Air”, where she invites colleagues and seniors to speak on their space interests to inspire the next generation.

She has made notable contributions to various internationally peer-reviewed journals and is a visiting panelist at the International Institute for the Unification of Private law (UNIDROIT) where she lectures on the space protocol to the Cape Town Convention.

AJ Link

AJ Link (he/him) is openly autistic. He received his JD from The George Washington University Law School and his LL.M in Space Law at the University of Mississippi School of Law. He is the inaugural director of The Center for Air and Space Law Task Force on Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity in Aerospace and an adjunct professor of space law at Howard University School of Law. AJ is the Communications Director for AstroAccess and works as a research director for the Jus Ad Astra project. He serves as the Space Law and Policy Chair for Black in Astro and was the founding president of the National Disabled Law Students Association. He also helped found the National Disabled Legal Professionals Association and is a commissioner on the American Bar Association Commission on Disability Rights.

AJ is a policy analyst for the Autistic Self Advocacy Network. He has been actively involved with disability advocacy in the Washington, DC area and nationally within the United States. He serves on several advisory boards and steering committees that focus on disability advocacy and broader social justice movements.

Kwame Newton
Kwame Newton is a Senior Analyst at Renaissance Strategic Advisors, where he participates in market studies and strategic advisory services for buy & sell-side Aerospace & Defense M&A clients.

Prior to joining the Institute, Kwame’s passion for space advocacy was expressed through his authorship of Clean Orbit’s newsletter, his service on the National Space Society’s Legal Advisory Council, and his co-authorship of Africa and the Artemis Accords: A Review of Space Regulations and Strategy for African Capacity Building in the New Space Economy.

Kwame holds a Bachelor’s degree in Government and American Studies from Cornell University and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.

Gregory Radisic

Gregory is an LLM Candidate at the University of Toronto, where his research focusses on the intersections of international corporate law and space law. Throughout his career, Gregory has notably held positions at the European Space Agency, National Space Society, United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA), and United Nations Terrorism Prevention Branch (UNODC-TPB).

Gregory is also a proud alumnus of the University of Calgary where he completed his Juris Doctor (JD ’22), the Schulich School of Business where he completed his Masters of Marketing (MMkg ’19), and Queen’s University where he received his two Bachelors degrees in Life Science (BScH ’17) and German (BA ’18). From his diverse academic and professional experiences, Gregory has cultivated a passion for working within quickly evolving frontiers of international law where he can make a significant impact – including space, cybersecurity, aviation, national security, and international humanitarian law. In his spare time, Gregory can be found skiing, hiking, or climbing the Canadian Rockies.

Joshua Smith

Josh is an attorney based in Dallas, Texas with a practice focusing on corporate law. Josh helps clients in a variety of industries with their corporate legal needs, from business formation to governance and ongoing operations. He represents parties to mergers and acquisitions, including in asset sales, corporate financings and equity transactions, as well as federal and state securities matters and periodic compliance and reporting matters. Josh regularly assists companies with their ongoing legal needs, including negotiating, reviewing and drafting contracts and due diligence related to various business and real estate transactions; obtaining copyrights and trademarks for logos, software and other works; developing contracts for the sale of goods and supplier agreements; and other legal support required by thriving businesses.

Josh is also an aspiring space lawyer focused on developing the laws and regulations that will responsibly promote commercial space ventures, and assisting clients in compliance with the regulatory field of space law. He currently attends the University of Mississippi seeking an LL.M. in Air & Space Law. He has published several papers on topics such as orbital debris and M&A issues within the industry.

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