The Mars Society is proud to announce that Anna Paulson has joined its headquarters team as Project Manager for the Mars Desert Research Station. Born in Salt Lake City, Utah, Anna studied biochemistry and molecular biology at the University of Utah. Her master’s research was on gene regulation during early development of the nematode C. elegans. After receiving her Master’s degree, Anna initiated a course of study in engineering at the University of Michigan. There she joined the Michigan Mars Rover Team, eventually becoming team leader of this highly successful project.