Megan Mitchell is the Vice President of Government Relations for Blue Origin, a private space company developing vehicles and technologies that dramatically improve access to space for people and payloads.
Megan leads the company’s engagement with Congress and the executive branch in the interest of Blue Origin’s public policy priorities, including civil, national security and commercial space transportation.
Prior to joining Blue in 2015, Megan worked for the FAA Office of Commercial Space Transportation for six years. She concurrently served as the Space & Aeronautics Fellow to the Chairman of the Space Subcommittee in the House of Representatives from 2012-2013, before joining the Chairman’s permanent staff in 2014.
Megan studied at the International Space University (ISU) Summer Studies Program in Strasburg, France in 2010 and worked with the FAA Aircraft Certification Office in Anchorage, Alaska, in 2007. Previous to that Megan was a Project Engineer for Lockheed Martin in Anchorage, Alaska, where she was responsible for the Weather Camera Program and working with the FAA NextGen and ADS-B technology programs.
Megan holds Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Aerospace Engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles and Utah State University, respectively, and a Certificate in Legislative Studies from Georgetown University.