Spaceflight industry professional and communicator of popular science who was selected to colonize Mars via Dutch non-profit Mars One. She has more than 30,000 followers on her kelliegerardi Instagram account.
She became the youngest member to co-chair The Explorers Club Annual Dinner in 2013.
She took part in the international research team for the 149th crew rotation at the Mars Desert Research Station in 2015.
She married Steven Baumruk in 2015.
She and Elon Musk both intend to have people on Mars in their lifetime.