TOP 100 Aerospace & Aviation Professionals to Follow on LinkedIn 2022: 93. Kaylon Paterson

93. Kaylon Paterson

John S. McCain Strategic Defense Fellow, United States Department of Defense

93. Kaylon Paterson

Average Post Engagement: 31.2



How LinkedIn has helped you in your careers or businesses:

It has allowed me a platform to connect with leaders in my field and build my network. It has also been a guide toward new opportunities for personal development.

Tips on how to Thrive on LinkedIn:

To thrive on LinkedIn, make posts often and don’t be afraid to reach out to folks directly. You’d be surprised how accessible some of these high profile individuals are. I post at minimum once a week. I mostly share personal updates and space adjacent content.

What I use Linkedin for:

Career/ business

Number of Followers:





Who am I:

Kaylon Paterson is a space systems engineer from the twin island nation of Trinidad and Tobago. He holds a BS in math from Morehouse College, an ME in Space Systems Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology and is currently completing an Executive Master of space leadership business and policy at the Thunderbird School of Global Management. He has worked at the US DoD for nearly 3 years largely supporting efforts in AI and emerging technology for the Space Force and is the founder and CEO of Paterson Aerospace Systems, a company focused on resolving the environmental impact of the space industry. In addition to this he is the chief scientist for the Caribbean Space Society where he advocates for a Caribbean voice in space.

What I do:

Space Systems Engineer
Founder/ CEO

Why you should follow me on Linkedin:

Follow me to learn more about why small nations need to be involved in the next space race, how everyone has a place in space and what you can do to be a part of it. Additionally, to learn how to build a sustainable future in space.

Who I follow on Linkedin

I follow Timo Mustonen, DJ Catlin, Zsuzsanna Benyo, Vanessa Farsadaki and Zaheer Ali just to name a few

Timo Mustonen

TOP person to follow and TOP networker in Aerospace on LinkedIn, Sustainable Space Economy

Deschzunell Catlin

Leading Innovations of Future Worlds, Equity Space Alliance

Zsuzsanna Benyo

CEO , SpaceABC

Vanessa (Vassiliki) Farsadaki

Space Medicine Expert | International Trailblazer Award 2022, Space Exploration Strategies

Zaheer Ali

Innovator | Builder | Teacher | Leader, NewSpace Finance

Kaylon’s Favorite Post

Reactions: 691

Comments: 82

Shares: 10

Check out Kaylon’s post here

❝This is my favorite post because it resonates deeply with me. This is something I’ve struggled with for years being of Latinx decent. Spanish wasn’t my first language nor was it spoken in the household but I tried very hard to learn it. It was refreshing to know that I am not the only one that feels this way.❞

Kaylon’s Successful Post

Reactions: 58

Comments: 3

Check out Kaylon’s post here

❝It was my most successful post as it not only got a lot of attention but also was relating to a very important topic to me which is bringing awareness of the growing space economy to my birth country of Trinidad and Tobago.❞

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