Karina PerezDirector, Unmanned and Emerging Aviation Technologies
Director, Unmanned and Emerging Aviation Technologies
Karina Perez is the Director for Unmanned and Emerging Aviation Technologies at the Aerospace Industries Association. 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.
Karina is also the Co-Founder of Zed Factor Fellowship, an organization focused on providing internships to underrepresented communities in the aerospace industry.
In 2021, Karina was recognized by Women in Aerospace (WIA) with the Initiative, Inspiration, Impact Award for her bold advocacy for women and underrepresented communities in the aerospace industry while building consensus among policymakers and industry to enable the next generation of flight.
Karina holds a B.A. in Political Science, Public Policy and Management from California State University, Northridge.