Sylvi is a “rocket scientist” with the soul of an entrepreneur. She’s passionate about unmanned systems and spacecraft, often working in novel approaches and technologies for Aerospace’s business development. Dr Kohn-Rich has a multicultural and multidisciplinary background from her Uruguay origin, BSc and MSc in Aerospace at the Technion (Israel Institute of Technology) as well as work with cutting edge israeli companies, and a PhD in Aerospace Controls at the University of Southern California followed by teaching at USC, work for Boeing, Northrop Grumman and Aerospace, and consultant work for videogame companies on AI in Los Angeles. Her favorite mission was LCROSS, being part of the team from cradle to impact that discovered water in the Moon. Her work on flight operations for rocket launches as well as her experience in Program Office for GPS gives her a unique perspective on risk management and mission assurance that she brings over to the unmanned systems realm. Sylvi is a strong supporter of STEAM: she believes that the key for the blossoming of unmanned aerial systems commercial applications is training of high-school and college kids as operators and payload/mission designers.