Martha Lenio was born and raised in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. She has had a life-long interest in both space exploration and environmental issues. Martha is currently working on starting up her own company doing renewable energy consulting and smart grid design, RALOS Solutions, Inc.
Martha earned a Bachelor of Applied Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Waterloo in 2004, and completed a doctorate in Photovoltaic Engineering from the University of New South Wales (Sydney, Australia) in 2013. She has worked in the sustainable building industry, the photovoltaics industry, and is currently expanding her research into even more sustainable living aspects which will be practiced and researched in the dome.
When not in the Dome, Martha enjoys traveling and has lived in five different countries on four continents, as well as visited many more. She runs, plays soccer, climbs, SCUBA dives, cycles, hikes, reads, knits, plays piano, and volunteers at a local bike shop in her spare time.