Ari Covert (formerly Ari Jones) obtained a BS in Mechanical Engineering Technology from Pennsylvania State University in 2006. Since then he has held a variety of positions working for Aerospace and High Technology companies. For the last five years he has been working as an Environmental Test Engineer at Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation. Additionally, he is a writer, game designer, and student pilot. He obtained his MS in Space Studies, in the hope it would lead him to find a design or test role working on spacecraft.