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Renata Knittel Kommel

Research Associate

Renata Knittel Kommel is a regulatory consultant specializing in U.S. and Brazilian space policy and international satellite regulatory issues. She supports U.S. and foreign satellite operators and communications service providers by conducting research on satellite and telecommunications laws and regulations and foreign market access matters.

Renata’s regulatory experience includes advancing U.S. satellite industry interests at the Satellite Industry Association (SIA), supporting the Brazilian government at the United Nations in New York, and providing consultant services for Brazil-based clients. Renata has also worked as a member of the Space Security Index international research team and has attended international space conferences at the United Nations in New York, both as a government and private sector representative.

Renata is currently a Master’s Degree candidate at George Washington University’s Space Policy Institute. She holds a B.A. in International Relations from PUC-SP, Brazil, and is an alumnus of INPE’s Introduction to Space Technology program.

Practice

  • Satellite Regulation
  • Space Policy
  • U.S. and International Market Access
  • FCC Licensing and Comments

Education

  • The George Washington University, Space Policy Institute, M.A., International Science and Technology Policy, expected 2020
  • Brazil’s National Institute for Space Research (INPE), Certificate, Introduction to Space Technologies, 2019
  • Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo, B.A., International Relations, 2014