Mariel Borowitz

Georgia Institute of Technology

Role: Investigator

Sites: CDL-Atlanta, CDL-Paris, CDL-Toronto

Stream: Space

Mariel Borowitz’s research deals with international space policy issues, focusing particularly on global developments related to remote sensing satellites and challenges to space security and sustainability. Her book, “Open Space: The Global Effort for Open Access to Environmental Satellite Data,” published by MIT Press, examines trends in the development of data-sharing policies governing Earth-observing satellites, as well as interactions with the growing commercial remote sensing sector. Her work has been published in Science, Strategic Studies Quarterly, Space Policy, Astropolitics, and New Space. Her research has been supported by grants from the National Science Foundation and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

Mariel completed a detail as a policy analyst for the Science Mission Directorate at NASA Headquarters in Washington, DC from 2016 to 2018. In 2022, she testified to the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics in a hearing titled, “Space Situational Awareness: Guiding the Transition to a Civil Capability.”

Mariel earned a PhD in Public Policy at the University of Maryland and a Masters degree in International Science and Technology Policy from George Washington University. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.