TOP 100 Aerospace & Aviation Professionals to Follow on LinkedIn 2022: 26. Jeanette (Neri) Quinlan

26. Jeanette (Neri) Quinlan

Senior Program Manager, NASA & Civil Space at SpaceLink | Advocate for Women in Aerospace | Space Professional | Speaker, SpaceLink

26. Jeanette Quinlan

Average Post Engagement: 98


United States

How LinkedIn has helped you in your careers or businesses:

I primarily use LinkedIn to help me to expand my network in Aerospace and connect with like-minded contacts. It also helps me to keep up-to-date on the latest industry news and accomplishments from my connections. Lastly, I use LinkedIn to share my, my company’s, or my organization’s professional accomplishments and accolades.

Tips on how to Thrive on LinkedIn:

I typically post every few weeks, sharing key company updates and activities or highlighting events for the Bay Area Women in Space and Aerospace.


What I use Linkedin for:

Sharing and finding industry news, promoting events and speaking engagements, general networking and connections

Number of Followers:





Who am I:

I am passionate about inspiring and connecting women in aerospace. I do this through promoting women in the field doing amazing things, enabling women to better navigate the industry, and providing insight for hiring and retaining female talent in aerospace.

What I do:

I am a Senior Program Manager for NASA and Civil Space Programs at SpaceLink. SpaceLink is developing the high-speed commercial replacement to TDRSS using optical links from users to our relay satellites. I am leading a program to demonstrate our capability on the ISS, so I like to say that I’m putting lasers on the space station!
In 2016 I founded the Bay Area Women in Space and Aerospace group, which holds events locally with female speakers. Through advocacy with this group, my passion has grown for helping companies hire and retain female talent in the industry.

Why you should follow me on Linkedin:

I hope to provide followers with a view into my non-traditional career in aerospace while sharing industry and personal achievements with positivity.

Who I follow on Linkedin

I know I’ll forget someone, but here goes: Timiebi Aganaba, Shelli Brunswick, Whitney Lohmeyer, Tina Ghataore, just to name a few.


Timiebi U. Aganaba, DCL.

Assistant Professor, Arizona State University

Shelli Brunswick

Visionary Thought Leader | Strategic C-Level & Chair | Speaker & Author | Space Pro & Policy Advocate | UNOOSA Space4Women | WBAF Senator for USA | WTN Global Technology Leader & DEI Officer of the Year, Space Foundation

Whitney Lohmeyer

Faculty Olin College of Engineering, Satellite Systems Technical / Regulatory Advisor, Higher Education Board Member, Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering

Tina Ghataore

CCO, Mynaric

Jeanette’s Favorite Post

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❝This event was held March 11, 2020 just as the world was shutting down. I hosted and moderated a panel at one of the largest space conferences, the Satellite Conference in Washington, DC, about hiring and retaining women with HR leaders in the industry. The panel shared tangible tips and tricks with the audience on a topic I’d like to see get more attention from industry leaders.❞

Jeanette‘s Successful Post

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❝Humbly, my most successful post was receiving an award as a Rising Star by the Women in Space organization. I received this at an event I co-hosted with Hogan Lovells (as always, thanks to Randy Segal) which featured Suzi McBride of Iridium.❞

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