Karina Perez is the Director for Unmanned and Emerging Aviation Technologies. In this role she works with AIA’s members regarding Unmanned Aircraft Systems, Urban Mobility and Spectrum among other areas, and works to find industry consensus on complex issues facing the aviation industry.
Before joining AIA, Karina was a public policy intern with the Los Angeles Mayor’s Office of Economic development where she focused on aerospace and STEM initiatives for women and the economic impact of the Los Angeles Airforce Base. In addition to her work at AIA, Karina serves as deputy manager for SGx Satellite under the NGO Space Generation Advisory Council. Karina joined SGAC in April of 2017 while completing an internship with the U.S. House of Representatives’ Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. Outside of the aerospace industry, Karina has hosted over 16 panels and talks throughout Southern California on pop culture, politics and diversity.
Karina holds a B.A. in Political Science, Public Policy and Management from California State University, Northridge.