Tabitha Smith is the lead of Project Bifrost, which is currently a project in Icarus Interstellar. Smith lives in Washington DC, where she participates on the Hill for advocating space exploration and advanced propulsion. She is also an advocate for international collaboration in space projects, and has lived and worked in Russia several times to promote this collaboration. Smith is currently a PhD student in Aerospace Engineering at George Washington University (GWU), with BA degrees in Physics, Sociology and Anthropology, as well as an MA degree in International Science and Technology Policy from the Space Policy Institute. Her research is supported by a NASA GSRP fellowship, and she performs nuclear fuel ablation and reentry research at GWU and is starting to work on the NASA Marshall’s Decade Module 2 fusion project.