Maria Manoli is the executive director and a doctoral candidate at the Institute of Air and Space Law (IASL) of McGill University's Faculty of Law. Her research focuses on aviation and space law, with emphasis on the emergence of private actors in the governance of outer space and the legal treatment of high altitude operations. Prior to her doctoral studies, she obtained a LL.M. in Air and Space Law from the IASL, where she has also been a research assistant. She also holds a LL.M. in Public International Law and a LL.M. in Civil Law from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, where she also completed her undergraduate degree in Law. Maria has published and presented extensively in the field of space law and she has worked for several governmental and intergovernmental organizations. She has also been an intern for the Permanent Delegation of Greece to the International Civil Aviation Organization and a Blue Book trainee in the European Commission's DG MOVE.