Marilyn Glass (Marf) has a BS degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Maryland, College Park and an MS in Technology Management from the University of Maryland, University College. She currently works as a Flight Operations Engineer on a team caring for the nation's weather satellites. In her twenty-year career Marilyn has worked with a variety of spacecraft and has brought science and engineering to students by directing space interest educational programs and working with educators from K through 12. Although her formal training is in engineering and management, Marilyn has always held a love of art. She has learned art through lessons with her mother, classes and self-study. Her primary focus is with watercolor. I Want to go to Mars is her first illustration work. "Marf" is an abbreviation of Marilyn Faye, and is a family favorite nickname, which she uses to sign her paintings. Her paintings are on display at the "Robin's Egg", antique and fine arts shop in Staunton, VA.