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Jamil Estefani Castillo

Manager, Space Policy and Digital Communications

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Jamil Estéfani Castillo is the Space Policy and Digital Communications Manager at the Coalition for Deep Space Exploration, where she handles space policy research, analysis, and writing, and manages digital products including the daily Deep Space Extra newsletter and the Deep Space Podcast.

Prior to the Coalition, Jamil worked at BryceTech, where she participated in projects related to the economic development of low Earth orbit, cybersecurity policy adaptable to space systems, and private investment in start-up space companies. She also contributed her research on anti-satellite capabilities to the Space Security Index Project in 2018.

Jamil received her master’s degree in air and space law from McGill University. Before starting her career in space, she was an aviation lawyer working on drone and safety policy, teaching air regulations to air traffic control students, and serving as a volunteer adviser on the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Safety Management Panel.

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