Caryn Schenewerk

Sr. Counsel & Sr. Director, Spaceflight Policy


Caryn Schenewerk is Senior Counsel and Senior Director of Spaceflight Policy for Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX) where she mainly focuses on civil and commercial space, including SpaceX’s NASA contracts for commercial crew and cargo carriage to the International Space Station. Caryn works extensively with U.S. Government agencies on SpaceX’s launch and recovery operations, particularly the Federal Aviation Administration’s Office of Commercial Space Transportation, which licenses SpaceX’s launches and reentries.

Caryn is honored to serve as an adjunct professor of space law at Georgetown University Law Center. Prior to joining SpaceX, Caryn served as Deputy Associate Director for Legislative Affairs at the Office of Management and Budget in the Executive Office of the President. Caryn has also served as Counsel, Policy Director and Deputy Chief of Staff on Capitol Hill; her last Hill position was with Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. Before entering the political realm, Caryn
practiced international law at a Washington, D.C. firm. Caryn earned her J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law in Austin and a Masters in Laws (LLM) from the University of Nottingham in England. She is a member of the New York and D.C. Bars.


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