Matthew Hurst grew up in Lafayette, Colorado, graduating from Centaurus High School in 2013. He will graduate from the University of Colorado Boulder in 2017 with degrees in Applied Mathematics and Aerospace Engineering. Matthew has always been interested in space and human spaceflight and dreams to one day to become an astronaut. Matthew’s current research focuses on exploring the use of approximation methods to improve the efficiency and accuracy of simulating fluid flow. He plans to attend University College London to pursue a degree in Mathematical Modelling.