Kendra LaFave is a program coordinator with the Hess Center for New Frontiers at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). In this role, she supports the Hess Center’s mission of analyzing transformational macrotrends and fostering future-oriented leaders to prepare for the fast-changing future. Prior to her time at CSIS, Kendra worked at the U.S. Civilian Research and Development Foundation Global, where she supported capacity-building trainings in international research, data, and technology security for the U.S. Department of State. She also previously interned with the U.S. Department of State’s Office of Peacekeeping Operations. Kendra graduated summa cum laude from James Madison University with a BA in international affairs. Her research interests include outer space policy and technology diplomacy.