|Matt Bamsey holds a B.Eng. in Aerospace Engineering from Carleton University in Ottawa and an M.Sc. in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder, concentrating primarily on life support and space suit design. Matt is currently pursuing a Ph.D. with the University of Guelph, focusing on advanced life support under a Natural Sciences and Engineering Council of Canada scholarship while stationed at the Canadian Space Agency (CSA). He has spent several years as a student at the CSA, where he has worked with the RADARSAT-2 program and with the Space Science department on the Arthur Clarke Mars Greenhouse project on Devon Island in the Canadian High Arctic. Matt has been active in various space advocacy groups for many years and was president of Mars Society Canada between 2003 and 2005. He is the student advisor to the Mars Institute Board of Advisors. His other interests include space history and space-related political lobbying.