Laura Delgado López is a visiting fellow with the Americas Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), where she researches and writes on international space cooperation in Latin America. Her tenure at CSIS is funded by a 2023–2024 Council on Foreign Relations International Affairs Fellowship. She has worked in space policy in the Washington, D.C., area for nearly 15 years. Her research has focused on space politics and policy with a focus on emerging space programs, international cooperation, and public opinion, and has been featured in peer-reviewed and trade publications, such as Space News. She is currently on leave from NASA, where she has been a senior policy analyst since 2018 at the Science Mission Directorate’s Policy Branch, which provides policy support to the science leadership of the agency. Prior to NASA, she was an advocacy lead at Harris Corporation’s Space and Intelligence Systems Segment, a project manager at the Secure World Foundation (SWF), the Earth Observations Associate at the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies, and a correspondent for SpacePolicyOnline.com. Ms. Delgado López is a former editor-in-chief of Elsevier’s Space Policy journal, the premier peer-reviewed publication for the interdisciplinary study of space policy, and serves on the SWF Advisory Committee. She is native Spanish speaker and fluent in English. She holds an MA in international science and technology policy with a focus on space policy from George Washington University and a BA in political science from the University of Puerto Rico.
All Laura Delgado López Content
From Terrestrial to Celestial: Unlocking the potential to enhance US-Latin American B2B collaboration
Event — March 18, 2024
Commentary by Ryan C. Berg, Laura Delgado López, and Gerardo Penchyna Cárdenas — December 15, 2023
La estrategia espacial en las Américas, un panorama en evolución / Space Strategy in the Americas, an evolving panorama
Podcast Episode by Laura Delgado López — December 7, 2023
Commentary by Laura Delgado López — October 2, 2023