Dr. Ron Fevig's background includes a B.A. and M.S. in Mathematics, M.S. in Space Studies, and Ph.D. in Planetary Sciences. He has not let academic pursuits get in the way of my education, though. While pursuing his Ph.D. he was heavily involved in a student satellite program that built two CubeSats. He also helped mentor two senior engineering design teams that designed high-altitude balloon payloads. He is currently a post-doctoral researcher and adjunct instructor at the University of North Dakota. In addition to his other responsibilities, he helps with high-altitude ballooning activities at this institution."