Meeting a Local Hero

Recently, I met one of my role models, NASA Astronaut Dr. Yvonne Cagle at the Novato Space Festival. It was truly an honor to be able to shake her hand and thank her for inspiring me to continue to reach my goals despite the odds. This type of encouragement is something that everyone needs to…


Preparing for my Mars One Interview

I recently found out that I have ONE month to prepare for my Mars One interview. I’ve waited patiently for this day to come for nearly a year, so I’m feeling a bit nervous, but extremely excited. I am doing a lot to prepare for my interview. For example, I am reviewing the material that…


Huffington Post blogs

Dr. Jan Millsapps featured me in three of her articles for the Huffington Post that focuses on Mars One and her upcoming film project Madame Mars. Jan is not only a brilliant creative writer, she is also a Mars One candidate from San Francisco, CA, the author of Venus on Mars, and a great filmmaker.


Mars Society 17th International Convention – League City, TX

Recently, I attended the Mars Society 17th International Convention in League City, TX. This was a 4 day conference jammed packed with an array of speakers such as Robert Zubrin (Mars Society), William Borucki (NASA), Mike Griffin (NASA), Bas Lansdorp (Mars One) and many more. Also in attendance were Mars One Round 2 candidates who…

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Madame Mars Documentary

Most people don’t know about the history of women in space. How many women astronauts and cosmonauts have there been? What countries did they originate from? What inspired these women? On June 16th 1963, Russian cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova was the first woman to travel in space. Since then only 40 women around the world have…


MDRS Refit Party

I spent 3 nights and 4 days camping at the Mars Desert Research Station in Hanksville, Utah. What motivated me to travel from California to Utah was the opportunity to meet some of the candidates who were invited for an interview with Mars One such as Paul Bakken, Kay Radzik Warren, Cody Don Reeder, R.…