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  • July 19, 2017 - January 1, 2020
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Members and Friends, we are delighted to host a Frontier Tech panel for our first summer event. Our esteemed guests include Bea Querido-Rico, an engineer and former Program Manager for the Port of Seattle; and Emeline Paat-Dahlstrom, who is a member of Faculty and former Chief Impact Officer of Singularity University and a Partner of International Space Consultants. Both women, armed with passion, intellect and tenacity, are embarking on a new mission to drive innovation and expand participation in the space race. We will hear from each how they are working to achieve this.

Driving Innovation and Reach

Bea is seeking to Be a Change at the Port and is currently running for Port Commissioner. An area she is advocating change for is Space commercialization and Transportation Innovation.

Emeline who is passionate about space, having worked and consulted for several startups including Odyssey Moon and Moon Express, which plan commercial transport to the Moon, will share how she is now focused on engaging emerging countries to participate in new space activities.

We are delighted to have both of them join us for the event and look forward to hear how each are working to bridge innovation in Frontier Tech between Seattle, Silicon Valley and Emerging Countries.


6:00pm Registration

6:15pm Welcome from our Venue Sponsor Carr McClellan P.C.

6:20pm Introductions

6:30pm Panel Discussion

7:30pm Q&A

7:45pm Networking


Bea Querido-Rico

Bea is an engineer and most recently served as Program Manager for the Port of Seattle. She accumulated 12+ years in the aerospace, aviation, and transportation in the private and public sectors working for companies such as Boeing and Lockheed Martin. She received in Master of Engineering (Meng), Logistics and Supply Chain Management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology – Universidad de Zaragoza International Logistics Program. She is experienced in customer-facing product deliveries, business development, government affairs, operations, manufacturing, marketing, logistics, supply chain, and strategic planning.

Emeline Paat-Dahlstrom

Emeline was most recently on the executive management team as the Chief Impact Officer and Executive Vice President of Operations for SU over the past five years – having company oversight on impact strategy, implementation and metrics tracking. Previously she was VP of Programs and Curriculum, and was instrumental in the development and operations of the Global Solutions Program from its foundation in 2009. Emeline is currently Faculty in the Space and Physical Sciences track. She is a Co-founder and Consultant for International Space Consultants based in Silicon Valley. Originally from the Philippines, she has traveled to over 75 countries, and has lived and worked in the Philippines, France, Switzerland, Canada, U.S., Spain, Sweden, Austria, and China.

Emeline has a BS in Physics from the University of the Philippines and an MS in Earth and Space Science from York University, Canada. She attended the International Space University (ISU) Space Studies Program in Strasbourg, France. She subsequently worked and volunteered for ISU – developing programs and running academic operations for its graduate programs around the world for two decades. In commercial space development, she has served as Director of Program Development and Research and Director of Operations for Space Adventures Ltd, a space tourism company sending private citizens to the International Space Station. She also worked and consulted for several startups including Odyssey Moon and Moon Express, which plan commercial transport to the Moon. Emeline is co-author of the book “Realizing Tomorrow: The Path to Private Space Flight,” University of Nebraska Press (2013), which was selected that year for the US Air Force’s Chief of Staff reading list.

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