Dr. Sian Proctor, Geoscientist, Explorer & Science Communicator

Dr. Proctor is a geoscientist, explorer, and science communication expert with a passion for space exploration. She’s an analog astronaut and has completed three analog missions (4-months in the Hawai’i Space Exploration Analog and Simulation (HI-SEAS), 2-weeks in the Mars Desert Research Station (MDRS), and 2-weeks in the LunAres Moon Habitat). She believes that when we solve for space we also solve issues on Earth. She is passionate about how we can more efficiently feed humans on Earth by engaging in sustainable food practices used in space exploration. She has a TEDx talk called Eat Like a Martian and published the Meals for Mars Cookbook. Dr. Proctor is a geology, sustainability, and planetary science professor at South Mountain Community College, Phoenix, Arizona. She has a B.S. in Environmental Science, an M.S. in Geology, and a Ph.D. in Science Education. She was a finalist for the 2009 NASA Astronaut Program. She has appeared in multiple international science shows and is currently a science demonstration expert on the Science Channel show Strange Evidence.