Guest Artist

Jamie Drew is Chief of Staff and Program Director for the Breakthrough Initiatives. Prior to his current role, Drew worked at the NASA Ames Research Center in the Mission Design Division on Nanosat technologies. This included work on the Technical Education Satellite (TechEdSat) and Sub-Orbital Aerodynamic Re-entry Experiments (SOAREX). He also served as an International Relations lead for public-private partnerships in the Office of the Center Director, as well as a Science Manager for the Chief Scientist. Drew’s technical research interests are in miniature interplanetary-interstellar spacecraft, situ resource utilization, electric aviation, remotely piloted aerial systems, and submersibles. Non-technical interests lie in international relations, policy, documentary film, design, and philosophical questions pertaining to the survival of the human species.