Women to Watch: Tere Riley

The idea of reaching for the stars came literal when Tere Riley got a call about the possibility of working for the International Space Station U.S. National Laboratory. She immediately felt like this industry is where she needed to be.

Before landing in her current role at Redwire Space, Tere oversaw marketing initiatives, and media partnerships at the International Space Station U.S. National Laboratory. Tere's interest in science was piqued when she found herself surrounded by great science and space content in her role as an award winning producer for Discovery Communications. 

"Never in my life would I have thought I’d be working on anything close enough to NASA, as it seemed to be very out of reach. From ISS National Lab, I went on to work for Redwire Space, (where I am today) a private company that is accelerating humanity’s expansion and presence in space building important and sustainable infrastructure. We are enabling almost every space mission, and there’s so much more to explore."

"I’m inspired everyday by the space culture, and its community, science communicators, and the great minds who really think outside the Earth. Going back to what I learned at Discovery Communications, the core of satisfying curiosity has led me to where I am today."

Tere is also an advocate for women’s health speaking to groups about her journey as a carrier of the BRCA-2 genetic mutation and sharing her experiences of her own preventative care in hopes to provide guidance, and inspiration. 

It's women like Tere that inspire us and get us one step closer to closing the gender gap in STEM!



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