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Jennifer Lopez

Commercial Innovation Technology Lead, Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS)

Washington, D.C.

Jennifer Lopez is the Commercial Innovation Technology Lead at the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) identifying, developing, and fostering commercial R&D projects for the ISS National Laboratory. 

As the Founding Member of NASA’s Datanaut Corps in the Technology and Open Innovation Division of the Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO), Ms. Lopez is shaping the direction of the program inspiring future engineers, data scientists, and entrepreneurs to engage with NASA’s Open Data Portal.


Previously, Ms. Lopez served as Head and Executive Director of MakerBot Academy at MakerBot Industries, a $300M initiative, where she led efforts to put additive manufacturing in every K-12 school in the United States via partnerships with the White House, America Makes (NASA, DoD, DoE, NSF), NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and Fortune 500 companies such as Google, Roche, and GE.

Ms. Lopez serves on the Advisory Council for the Physics and Astronomy Department at Johns Hopkins University, she is an Innovation Fellow of the Disruptive Foundation, Tribeca Film Disruptive Innovation Awards and a Key Influencer for the Weizmann Institute of Science, Tomorrow Lab - Advancing Science for the Benefit of Humankind and most recently, was recognized by Fast Company as one of the 5 Best Leaders of 2015.

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