Government Affairs & Business Development Manager, Virgin Galactic and Virgin Orbit

Sirisha Bandla currently works on Government Affairs and Business Development for Virgin Galactic and Virgin Orbit – supporting both LauncherOne and SpaceShipTwo programs.

Previously, Sirisha served as the Associate Director for the Commercial Spaceflight Federation, an industry association of commercial spaceflight companies. At CSF, Sirisha works on various policies with the aim to promote the commercial space industry and make commercial spaceflight a reality. Before CSF, she worked as an aerospace engineer designing components for advanced aircraft at L-3 Communications in Greenville, Texas.

She has a Bachelors of Science degree in aeronautical/astronautical engineering from Purdue and holds a Masters of Business Administration from George Washington University. Sirisha currently serves on the Board of Directors for the American Astronautical Society, Future Space Leaders Foundation, and is a member of the Young Professional Advisory Council at Purdue University. Sirisha also helps to coordinate the Matthew Isakowitz Fellowship Program.