Virtual Conference: November 16 – 19, 2020
Olivia Ryu is a Senior Technical Program Manager at Astranis. After graduating with a B.S. in physics, she followed her passion for aerospace and joined Space Systems/Loral in the AIT department. After 11 years at SSL spanning manufacturing and test, design then sales, Ryu transitioned from spacecraft to launch vehicle mission management at SpaceX. In 2013, she returned to the Bay Area to welcome her first child, then joined Skybox Google as the satellite manufacturing lead. In 2018, Olivia moved with her family to Stockholm, Sweden, where she managed manufacturing and programs for in-space thruster company, ECAPS AB. Ryu is now part of the program management team at Astranis in San Francisco, where they are building a small GEO internet satellite. She plans to continue her career in program management, focusing on the human touch of management.