Carissa Christensen

Chief Executive Officer, BryceTech

Carissa Bryce Christensen is the founder and CEO of Bryce Space and Technology, a leading aerospace and emerging markets consultancy. Ms. Christensen is an internationally-recognized expert in commercial space and the interplay of government, military, and commercial activities in the aerospace sector. For over two decades she has engaged the leading edge of the space industry with innovative analysis of space systems and advanced technology. She led the creation of widely-used financial and economic indicators now considered global metrics for the commercial space and satellite sectors. A frequent speaker and author on space and satellite trends, Carissa serves as a strategic advisor to government and commercial clients, and has been an expert witness and testified before Congress on market dynamics. She currently sits on the board of the Aerospace Center for Space Policy and Strategy and serves on the National Research Council Space Technology Industry-Government-University Roundtable (STIGUR) advisory group. She is also an active entrepreneur and investor in technology-focused startups and advises several companies she has helped seed. She co-founded QxBranch, a quantum computing software firm, and sat on its board through its successful Series A. Prior to founding Bryce, Carissa co-founded The Tauri Group, LLC and was a partner in CenTauri Solutions, LLC (acquired by CSC in 2010). Ms. Christensen holds a Master of Public Policy degree from Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government, where she specialized in science and technology policy. She also completed the General Course in Government at the London School of Economics and was a Douglass Scholar at Rutgers University. Ms. Christensen is a Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.

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