Cara Cavanaugh

Science Policy Fellow
Science and Technology Policy Institute
1701 Pennsylvania Ave
Suite 500
United States


Cara Cavanaugh is a Science Policy Fellow at the Science and Technology Policy Institute (STPI) in Washington, DC, where she supports the space portfolio. Her projects have included analyses of asteroid mining, space situational awareness, and planetary protection policies. Ms. Cavanaugh graduated from Princeton University in 2016 with a BA in History of Science. Her senior thesis explored international relations between emerging space programs in Europe, Brazil, and the United States. Ms. Cavanaugh received a Fulbright Award to complete a MSc in Science Communication at Dublin City University, Ireland. For her master’s thesis, she collaborated with the European Space Agency to analyze the communications campaign for their Rosetta mission.


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