Why did she join the Mars Flight Simulation? "I think it's important work, not just for future space flight but for understanding how our own earthly biosphere works. And I hope it will increase the odds that I am selected for the Mars Mission, whenever it happens!"
What got her interested in science? "I have always been fascinated by the unknown. When I was a girl I loved to explore. And that led to wanting to understand everything about the things I found while exploring."