Tiffany Swarmer is a Graduate student in the Space Studies Department at the University of North Dakota (UND) and works with the department as a Graduate Research Assistant in the Human Spaceflight Laboratory and as a Graduate Teaching Assistant. She has provided support as a researcher, study coordinator, biologist, and emergency medical technician for analog habitat and spacesuit research. She has a B.S. in biology with a focus on microbiology from Sonoma State University. Her multidisciplinary background has included work in DNA sequencing, medical risk management, emergency medicine, public relations, and microbial research. Most recently she participated as an analog crew member for a NASA funded 120-day Mars analog with the Hawaii Space Exploration Analog and Simulation (HISEAS) acting as crew medical and safety officer, and lead Extra Vehicular Activities engineer. Active in the space outreach community Tiffany enjoys promoting STEM work and education through various programs such as high altitude ballooning, tours of the UND aerospace facilities, and maintaining a connection with local media. In 2013 she was the lunar analog suit tester during an internationally broadcast event at World Space Week that incorporated many countries in a friendly competition to test their developing suits. On a leisurely note she has a great interest in fitness and enjoys a wide variety of sporting activities ranging from hiking and rock climbing to tennis and volleyball. Tiffany continues to be active in space analog research and human factors testing and is looking forward to continuing her education in the aerospace sciences. She will be the executive officer and health and safety officer of crew 148 during their two-week simulation at the Mars Desert Research Station.