American actress Bridgit Mendler becomes Space startup CEO

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American actress and former Disney Channel star, Bridgit Mendler, has said that she will serve as the chief executive officer (CEO) of Northwoodspace.

American actress Bridgit Mendler becomes Space startup CEO

Mendler disclosed this via her X account on Monday adding that the Northwoodspace has a mission to create a “data highway between earth and space.”

“We are designing shared ground infrastructure from first principles to expand access to space. We have a lot of work ahead of us, but that’s the fun part,” she wrote.

The 31-year-old songwriter also wrote that the company has already received $6.3 million in funding.

Mendler surprised fans by revealing in a follow-up tweet that she is a mom to a 4-year-old boy.

“The other news I wanted to share is I’m a mama to a sweet 4yo boy. Started fostering in 2021 adopted near Christmas of 2022. I’m so lucky — being a parent is the biggest gift and most defining experience there is. That’s my news for now folks,” her tweet read.

While this is the first time that Mendler opened up about becoming a mother, she told CNBC she “completely fell in love with space law” while working at the Federal Communications Commission’s Space Bureau.

“Space is getting easier along so many different dimensions, but still, the actual exercise of sending data to and from space is difficult. You have difficulty finding an access point for contacting your satellite,” she told CNBC.

Mendler worked with the agency in 2022 and has studied at the University of Southern California, MIT and Harvard, per her LinkedIn profile.

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