I grew up in a small town in Idaho and have dreamed of a career in the field of space exploration for as long as I can remember. I chose to study planetary geology as an undergraduate, and while in school I was offered an internship at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory with the 2001 Mars Odyssey Mission. I worked on the Mars Exploration Rover Mission in later years. I have plans to get a graduate degree in engineering. My desire is to stay involved with NASA in the future, as there is no other organization or administration that captures my attention and imagination in quite the same way.