Stefanie D. Martina is a research associate with the Human Health, Resilience, and Performance Team. She has more than nine years of experience working in human performance in extreme environments research at the Duke Center for Hyperbaric Medicine and Environmental Physiology, Divers Alert Network, and the Navy Experimental Diving Unit. Stefanie completed her master’s research at the Ocean Safety Research Lab at the Memorial University of Newfoundland and received a Masters in Kinesiology with a focus on exercise and human physiology and motor learning. She received a Bachelor of Science in Biology degree at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Stefanie is an avid cave diver and was recipient of the 2017 Women Divers Hall of Fame Advanced Dive Training Grant and 2018 Academy of Underwater Arts and Sciences Zale Perry Scholarship. She also served as divemaster and safety advisor for the 2018 Sedna Epic Women’s Arctic Relay.