Jessy Kate works at the Open Lunar Foundation, a non-profit developing public goods and utilities for lunar exploration. She is a regular speaker and writer about governance, coordination, and commons management on Earth and in space.
Jessy Kate is also involved in decentralized, self-governing communities and autonomous networks, with a particular emphasis on place-based communities and real estate projects. This had led her to an interest in the philosophy of governance and new approaches to sovereignty, jurisdiction and institution design.
Jessy Kate is a PhD student in extitutional theory at Centre d'Etudes et de Recherches de Sciences Administratives et Politiques (CERSA) at Paris II, an affiliate with the Berkman Klein Center at Harvard University, and also an affiliate with the Ostrom Workshop at Indiana University. Her background is in software engineering, distributed systems and space exploration.