Pascale Ehrenfreund. Source: spacenews.com
Pascale Ehrenfreund, Research Professor of Space Policy and International Affairs at the Space Policy Institute in Washington, DC is the first women to be appointed executive chair of the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum fuer Luft- und Raumfahrt e. V.).
She will succeed Johann-Dietrich Wörner, who believes Ehrenfreund will “…provide new impetus in research and development to a major research facility such as DLR.”
Pascale Ehrenfreund is Austrian citizen, and has been Professor of Space Policy and International Affairs at the Space Policy Institute in Washington, DC since 2008. She holds a doctorate in astrobiology and has been active in teaching and research at universities in Paris, Vienna, Leiden and Washington, DC. She has also supported NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena. Since 2013, Ehrenfreund has served as President of the FFG, the Austrian Research Promotion Agency. Pascale Ehrenfreund is originally from Vienna; she is married and has two children.