Cassie Kloberdanz Lee is the Advanced Programs Lead for Weather and Remote Sensing at Lockheed Martin Space and a Strategic Advisor to Bye Aerospace, a world leader and innovator of electric and solar-electric aircraft. Lee is also a global activist for women in space and aviation.

She is the co-founder of the Brooke Owens Fellowship, a program designed to elevate extraordinary young women in aerospace, and a Mentor for the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) Space4Women Network, a cohort of space industry leaders who have committed to promoting gender equality and empowerment for women and girls in the space sector around the world.

Lee’s previous positions include Chief Operating Officer of Earthrise Alliance and Head of Space Programs at Vulcan Inc, a Paul G. Allen company.  In these roles, she led the development of innovative space solutions in support of improving ocean health, addressing climate change and using data to save species at risk of extinction.

Lee is a graduate of the University of Colorado Boulder, where she designed and taught a graduate course in Aerospace Engineering Sciences, and the University of Iowa. She began her career as a propulsion engineer for NASA and has held a variety of roles with Sierra Nevada Corporation and SpaceX.