Giuliana Rotola

Student, International Space University (ISU)

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Don't give up on your passions.

What do you do?

I am a multidisciplinary lawyer, currently completing a Master of Space Studies at the International Space University (ISU). I am broadening my horizons thanks to my current interdisciplinary studies in space engineering, space applications, space management, space policy and law, and human performances in space. I aim to have a substantial impact on research and the space industry.

Why did you choose this field?

I consider the space sector a platform for experimenting with the human capacity for collaboration and integration, in achieving objectives common to all humanity.

The idea of a final goal that unites students and professionals, different from a cultural and interest point of view, is what fascinates me most in this area.

What do you look at and think, "I wish younger me would have known this was possible"?

As a child, I wanted to study space, but I thought I was not sufficiently prepared in scientific subjects to be able to face the study in this area.
So, I decided to study law (a choice that I don't regret) and I found a way to adapt my skills to my greatest passion. Today, I study space in all its aspects, without being afraid of not being prepared enough.

Why do you love working in STEM?

I love working in this area, because it allows me to imagine the future through new technologies, and therefore something that I could create with my own ideas and hands

Best advice for next generation?

Not to give up on your passions.
When I was 6 I wanted to be an astronaut.
When I was 14 I wanted to be an archaeologist.
Then I graduated in law.
What do I do today?
A space lawyer trying to protect archaeological sites on the Moon, studying its geology and future space exploration missions.

Inspo quote / fun fact / role model

"If you were born with the weakness to fall you were born with the strength to rise.” - Rupi Kaur

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