Lt. Zoe Casteel | Program Manager, Accelerator Program for Air Force Research Laboratory

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Lt Zoe Casteel graduated from the United States Air Force Academy with a B.S. in Systems Engineering. While at the Academy she took interest in innovation and design thinking. She was made aware of the innovation opportunities within the Air Force and decided to pursue those programs upon graduation. She now works at the Air Force Research Lab Space Vehicles Directorate as a program manager for the Space Technology Accelerator program. She runs design sprints, hackathons and technology accelerators to reach non-traditional companies with dual-use space technology. She is an expert in connecting military end users with relevant commercial technology through the use of rapid contract vehicles.

1Sara Knudsen