W. Aline Ingelson-Filpula is a M.Sc. Candidate at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada. Her research focuses on epigenetic regulation and how it allows animals to survive extreme environmental stresses including freeze-tolerance, hibernation, and estivation. Her main animal of study is the freeze-tolerant gray tree frog, but she has also worked on hibernating squirrels, estivating frogs, and supercooling insects. She hopes to apply her research to long-duration spaceflight, and how to optimize health in a microgravity environment to enable humanity's impending missions to the Moon, Mars, and beyond.