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Shannon Abelson

Shannon Abelson, Interdisciplinary Ethics Fellow at the McCoy Family Center for Ethics in Society and the Doerr School of Sustainability, Stanford University
Graham Stuart Lounge - Encina Hall West, Room 400

Shannon Sylvie Abelson completed her Ph.D. in Philosophy at Indiana University Bloomington, working on philosophy of astronomy and astrophysics. She received an M.A. from Virginia Tech in Philosophy and a B.A. in Philosophy from Stetson University. Her current research interests include philosophy of astronomy and astrophysics, environmental ethics, and space environmentalism. More specifically, Shannon’s research focuses on best practices and practical solutions to pressing ethical and policy issues in space exploration, including space debris mitigation, equitable access to Space, and the orbital and terrestrial environmental impacts of the space industry. Shannon will be an Interdisciplinary Ethics Fellow in partnership with the Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability.