Secretary - Oliver Paxton

Oliver is in his final year of an Integrated Bachelors and Masters degree in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of Queensland (UQ).
Oliver joined the AYAA in 2016 after he started attending the association’s local movie nights, networking nights, and mock interviews. In 2017 Oliver was Treasurer of AYAA QLD, and during this time he helped grow AYAA's presence through event planning and organisation. Within the same year Oliver received the Young Australian Space Leader Award. This allowed him to attend the International Astronautical Congress (IAC) and work in the space-law group at the Space Generation Congress (SGC) in Adelaide.
Oliver is excited to begin his professional career and become more involved with the rapidly growing industry. He hopes to assist with driving positive change and solidifying Australia’s place upon an international scale. Oliver is particularly interested in the fields of propulsion and hypersonic flight.