Dr Susan Ip-Jewell has been involved in the areas of space exploration, healthcare, STEAM education and astropreneurship for many years. She is a space research scientist and alumni of Singularity University, SU, and International Space University, ISU and Associate member of Foresight Institute. Susan is trained in analog astronautics and analog research, space health and wellness, and exponential technologies, She graduated from University of Aston, UK and obtained her medical training from Ross University, and fellowship in Molecular Medicine, Drug Discovery and Clinical Therapeutics at National Cancer Institute, NIH and UCLA Molecular Pharmacology focusing on AIDS/HIV.
Susan’s background in building leadership teams plus excellent business and interpersonal communication skills has led to the formation of Mars Academy USA, LLC, Mars Without Borders, MWOB, and Space Surgery Institute, SSI. These organizations are focused on technological and innovative concepts, R&D in order to improve the quality of life in Space and on Earth. Additionally, they are platforms for promoting S.T.E.A.M education/outreach programs and pioneering visionary ideas to support human space exploration and future settlements on Mars and Moon. Currently, she is focused on developing a 21st-century academy offering experiential learning and unique simulation programs for NextGen young astronauts, professionals, scientists, and astropreneurs. Her long-term vision is to develop the first commercial astronaut corp where the organization will provide services to the commercial space industries.
Susan is the recipient of many awards, including the “Marie Marvinght Award in Technologies and Innovations for Space” by Aerospace Medical Association recognizing pioneering visionaries in space exploration. Susan was also the recipient of National Space Foundation “Living in Space” Award for pioneering future space innovations and enabling the development of Martian settlements. She was co-founder of The Clinic, LLC an Integrated wellness and telemedicine company in Los Angeles.