M.S. in Electrical Engineering (attended), University of Hawaii at Manoa, Hawaii, USA
M.S. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Jahangirnagar University, Dhaka, Bangladesh
B.S. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Jahangirnagar University, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Ms. Marufa Bhuiyan is an Analog Astronaut and Founder/ CEO of Everest Innovation Lab LLC in Hawaii. She is an educator, International Space Station (ISS) Ambassador, and a licensed Ham Radio Technician (callsign: WH6GNE). She enjoys playing music, tracking satellites, and uniquely passionate about astronomy both in real-time and imaginary time.
Ms. Marufa has more than 15 years of experience in stakeholder consultations, literature reviews and technical research activities. Currently, she serves as a Board Members-at-Large for Hawaiian Astronomical Society, Judge for Hawaii Academy of Science and GISN member for NASA GLOBE Program etc. Previously, she held various positions at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, Tribhuvan University, World Health Organization (WHO) etc. She holds MS and BS in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, studied another MS in Electrical Engineering at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. She completed several Analog Astronaut Training e.g., Mars Medic Mission 2020 at MDRS (Crew# 220), VALORIA II Mission (2021) at HI-SEAS facility on the Mauna Loa volcano of Hawaii.
Marufa has received numerous awards such as NASA GLOBE Judge Awards [2020,2019], Crew Scientist Candidate for LunAres Mission  in Poland, Space Station Ambassador [2017-], Asia Pacific Leadership Program Fellow , Gold medal from Sonali Bank Associations , SENCER Hawaii Fellow  by National Science Foundation [NSF] and University of Hawaii.
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