Paul Kessler received a Bachelor’s in Biology and an M.S. in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Colorado in 2005 and has worked for DoD since 2006 and NASA since 2008 as both a contractor and civil servant. He currently works in Habitation Systems Development at MSFC as the deputy lead for surface habitation. Prior to MSFC, he was at NASA Langley Research Center as a systems analyst for human exploration of space and the Science Mission Directorate. He also worked as the lead analyst for the Committee on Earth Observation Satellites (CEOS) System Engineering Office (SEO) at Langley Research Center.