Samira Patel

Samira Patel
Policy Analyst, Center for Space Policy and Strategy

Samira H. Patel is a policy analyst at The Aerospace Corporation’s Center for Space Policy and Strategy, where she writes about Earth observation issues. Prior to joining Aerospace, Patel supported the Commercial Remote Sensing Regulatory Affairs Office at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), where she focused on remote sensing licensing and the Advisory Committee on Commercial Remote Sensing (ACCRES) activities. She has also supported the National Environmental Satellite Data and Information Service (NESDIS) at NOAA.


Patel graduated with a bachelor’s degree in anthropology from the University of Chicago and a master’s degree from the Scott Polar Research Institute at the University of Cambridge.