Dr. Iya Whiteley
Iya is a space psychologist, and adventurer who is passionate about exploring the extreme states of human experience and healing the inner space.
She is a mother, scientist, pilot, skydiver, and scuba diver. She has served on government space committees and is a published author in Space Psychology and newborn development. Iya sees connections between seemingly disparate topics like space psychology, communication with non-human beings, and global healing practices.
She believes the next generation will play a key role in exploring both inner and outer space across art, design, science, engineering, medicine, and wellness. Based on her experience in enhancing human performance, Iya focuses on early childhood development. The period between birth and 9 months is a crucial window for shaping neural connections and abilities.
As a result, she is passionate about finding new and innovative ways to help the next generation reach their full potential and solve problems in new and creative ways.
Throughout her career, Iya has demonstrated her commitment to this mission by teaching origami to children, designing training programs for astronauts, creating innovative aircraft displays, and adapting a method to read the thoughts of top surgeons. She is constantly searching for new and innovative techniques, often drawing inspiration from diverse cultures, to help people explore, grow, and heal their inner space in a fast-paced modern world.