Ilana Gat, Ph.D.
Ilana’s role as OptoKnowledge CFO blends her Aerospace/Engineering background with her financial management experience. As a space exploration enthusiast, she earned her Ph.D. from the Graduate Aerospace Labs at Caltech (GALCIT) and hosted the Lunarport Caltech Space Challenge. After graduating, she became a mission-design systems engineer at NASA JPL and worked on pre-phase-A mission formulation. In her spare time, Ilana co-founded and ran a multimillion-dollar real estate investment and development portfolio.