Commercial Innovation Program Manager, International Space Station (ISS) US National Laboratory
Miki Sode is a Commercial Innovation Program Manager at the International Space Station (ISS) U.S. National Laboratory, where she oversees activities and strategic programs in partnership with startups, Fortune 500 companies, and academic institutions. Combining her multidisciplinary background and passion for space-based research, she advocates for utilizing the space environment to advance science and technology research and development for the benefit of life on Earth. Her portfolio spans a wide range of research areas, including aerospace technology development, remote sensing, bone research, and sustainability-focused (oceans and agriculture) studies. Miki received a BA in physics with an astrophysics minor emphasis from the University of California, Berkeley; an MS in aerospace engineering from San Jose State University; and a Ph.D. in bioengineering through a joint program from the University of California, Berkeley and the University of California, San Francisco.