Sophie Gruber is a board member at the Austrian Space Forum, where she works in the project management team for Mars analog missions and several space research projects. She is currently finishing her graduate degree in Physics at the University of Innsbruck. Since 2017, she is Austria´s National Point of Contact for the Space Generation Advisory Council. Sophie is also a member of an international research team, which investigates the operational benefits of 3D printing technology in crewed planetary surface operations. She publishes and presents on analog research and planetary exploration.