Jessy Kate Schingler


Role: Associate

Site: CDL-Toronto

Stream: Space

Jessy Kate is currently engaged with a private, non-profit space project working towards a sustainable human presence off Earth. In this context she focuses on resource management and governance frameworks, and how our actions now may inform a desirable future.

Jessy has spent her career working at the intersection of governance and technology, from work on formal space policy to developing self-governance practices in networked collectives. Prior to her current role, Jessy developed flight software at a rocket company, was a Software Engineer at the Sunlight Foundation and with the NASA Nebula Cloud Computing project.

Jessy is a cofounder and ongoing active member of The Embassy Network, a voluntary network of independent, place-based communities experimenting with new forms of governance and solidarity. She has been a Fellow for Good at the Institute of the Future, and an Innovation Fellow at the City and County of San Francisco. She achieved a B.Sc. Astrophysics from Queen’s University, studied Space Security Policy at University of Maryland College Park, earned an M.Sc. in Computer Science at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, and studied distributed systems (Computer Science) at the University of Maryland.