ToTran Nguyen

ToTran is the Executive Director of the Caelus Foundation, whose mission is to broaden participation in the space domain. She believes in leading and organizing with a human-centered approach that takes people’s everyday experience of their world as the basis for working toward ethical, meaningful, and lasting impact. Her work and curiosities are shaped by a confluence of interests: strategy, business ethics, anthropology, cross-sector partnerships, and entrepreneurship.

Her PhD research at the University of Leuven in Belgium, based on fieldwork in Europe and Africa, explores why business-nonprofit collaborations may fail despite good intentions, extensive investment, and best practices. She focuses on the complexities of how people interact moment-to-moment. At the university, she also teaches the subject of intercultural issues in international business. Previously, she was a management consultant at A.T. Kearney, where she led strategy and operational improvement projects for clients in a variety of sectors, including aerospace, telecom, consumer goods, and education.

ToTran holds a Master of Science in Cultures and Development Studies from the University of Leuven, a Master of Business Administration from the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia, and a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering  from the University of Virginia.

Broadcast 3103 Jose Ocasio-Christian and Totran Nguyen

Guests:  Jose Ocasio-Christian, ToTran Nguyen;  Topics:  Community in Space, Caelus Partners, lessons learned, investment in space, Caelus Foundation work, why space, space development and more.  Please direct all comments and questions regarding specific Space Show programs & guest(s) to the Space Show blog which is part of archived program on our website, www.thespaceshow.com.  Comments and questions should be relevant to the specific Space Show program.

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