Bio – Patrick O’Neill

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Marketing and Communications Manager
CASIS/International Space Station U.S. National Laboratory

Patrick O’Neill serves as the Marketing and Communications Manager for the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS), where he is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the International Space Station U.S. National Laboratory’s (ISS NL) internal and external outreach initiatives. In his wide-ranging role, Mr. O’Neill leads the development, implementation and management of marketing and advertising campaigns designed to illicit responses from the ISS NL user community and public at-large.

Prior to joining CASIS over four years ago, Mr. O’Neill held a variety of positions within the marketing and communication industries. He most recently worked at the Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast where he served as its Government and Community Affairs Manager and was responsible for developing relationships with political stakeholders, both at the local, state and national levels, while educating the public on economic development and aerospace activity within the East-Central Florida region. Additionally, Mr. O’Neill has been responsible for managing world-wide advertising campaigns for consumer companies, served on various boards and has an extensive background working with national media.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in communication from San Diego State University.

The Student Spaceflight Experiments Program (SSEP) is a program of the National Center for Earth and Space Science Education (NCESSE) in the U.S., and the Arthur C. Clarke Institute for Space Education internationally. It is enabled through a strategic partnership with DreamUp PBC and NanoRacks LLC, which are working with NASA under a Space Act Agreement as part of the utilization of the International Space Station as a National Laboratory. SSEP is the first pre-college STEM education program that is both a U.S. national initiative and implemented as an on-orbit commercial space venture.