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Matthew M. Allner
MDRS Spaceward Bound Crew 52

Matthew Allner received a BS in Biology, a BA in Secondary Education, and a minor in Psychology from Briar Cliff University in 1997.  Married his wife (Jessica) in 2000 and they have two wonderful children, Isabelle and Nathan.  He is currently working on his MS in Space Studies from the University of North Dakota with an emphasis on Human Factors and Life Support.  He has been working as a secondary level science teacher for nine years now, having taught in California and in two school districts in Iowa.  He is also an active rescue diver on the Siouxland Dive Rescue Team.  As a young scientist he is studying group dynamics in high-risk environments where aspects of research and experience with the dive team he is on, help him gain experience and insights into the development of suggestions and research in this area.  Presented research at COSPAR 2006 (Bejing, China) and at IAC 2006 (Valencia, Spain).  Certified in CPR and First-Aid, he also speaks Spanish and is learning Russian.  Hobbies include spending time with his family and extreme sports (surfing, climbing, diving, mountain biking, and snowboarding)



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