Hannah Kerner is the elected executive director of the Space Frontier Foundation, a nonprofit advocating for the commercialization of space. Ms. Kerner is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Exploration Systems Design at Arizona State University, researching machine learning applications for space science and robotics. She is the lead systems and software engineer on a cube satellite project, LunaH-Map, that will be launched in 2018 and sent to the Moon. Previously, Ms. Kerner worked as an embedded software engineer for Planet Labs, Inc., a remote sensing startup in San Francisco. Ms. Kerner has also worked both at NASA's Langley Research Center and Goddard Space Flight Center focusing on data analysis software for Earth observing satellites as well as the design of the Unmanned Aircraft Systems Airspace Operations Challenge, a NASA Centennial Challenge. Ms. Kerner is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a B.S. in Computer Science.