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Christen Kapavik

Director, Strategic Alliances and Operations

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Christen Kapavik joined the Coalition for Deep Space Exploration in 2018 as the Director of Strategic Alliances and Operations. In this capacity, she handles member outreach and business development, Congressional relations, and day-to-day operations.

Prior to joining CDSE, Christen worked in the House of Representatives as a staffer for two different Members of Congress. While working for Florida’s eighth congressional district, which is home to Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral, she worked on space policy and national security, in addition to a wide portfolio of other issues.

Christen was introduced to space as a Florida native who grew up watching Shuttle launches in her backyard.
Christen also has small business background and is co-owner of Odyssean, LLC and its flagship brand Battle Board.

She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Bob Jones University.

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