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Julie Reiss

Commercial Program Development Manager, The Aerospace Corporation

Julie W. Reiss is a commercial program development manager in the Human Exploration and Spaceflight Division within the Civil Systems Group at The Aerospace Corporation. In her role, Reiss is responsible for developing fusion industry and agency partnerships.

As event chair for the recent Tri-Agency Compact Fusion Workshop (the Department of Energy, NASA, and the Department of Defense) hosted by Aerospace, Reiss and agency leads brought together 90 technical experts from compact fusion companies, academia, and the Fusion Industry Association to establish a new government funding program for compact fusion.

With more than a decade of experience in project management and as a former chair of a fundraising board, Reiss is a demonstrated community builder and leader. By teaming with disruptive fusion companies and government partners, she helps catalyze the fusion community to accelerate development timelines that will benefit clean energy and space economies.

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