Dr. Tanya Harrison is the Co-Founder and Director of the Earth and Planetary Institute of Canada (EPIC). Her expertise is in the geology of Mars, and analogues for Mars here on Earth. Before EPIC, Tanya worked in science and mission operations on multiple NASA Mars missions, was the Director of Research for Arizona State University's NewSpace Initiative, and the Director of Strategic Science Initiatives at Planet Labs. She holds a PhD in Geology from the University of Western Ontario, a Masters in Earth and Environmental Science from Wesleyan University, and a B.Sc. in Astronomy and Physics from the University of Washington.