Christa Maria Feucht
Christa M. Feucht, born 1980 in Switzerland, is fascinated by space flight since the age of 10. She graduated with a M.Sc. in Earth Sciences from the University of Bern, Switzerland in 2006.
The topic of her thesis (Biosignatures in secondary minerals in Breiðdalur Valley, East Iceland) brought her to Iceland in 2004. Her supervisor Dr. Beda Hofmann sent her there to investigate the occurence of fossil bacteria around an extinct volcano as an analogue to the most likely life forms to be found on Mars.
After her graduation in 2006 she moved to Egilsstaðir in East Iceland, where she learned Icelandic. From 2007-2012 she worked for Iceland Geosurvey (ISOR) in Reykjavík on geothermal energy use.
In 2012 a position as executive manager of Breiðdalssetur Geology Centre was offered to her and, together with her family, she moved back to Icelandic „home“ roots in East Iceland.
In 2016 she and her husband Martin Gasser (curator at Breiðdalssetur Geology Centre) presented their work at the Explorers Festival in Húsavík/North Iceland. Michael Chalmer Dunn, CEO and founder of 4th Planet Logistics, was attending the Festival as well. He founded 4th Planet Logistics shortly after this event in 2016.
In 2017 she moved together with her family back to Switzerland. Christa has both Icelandic and Swiss citizenship. She is the initiant of 4th Planet Logistics Iceland and chairman of the association. As well she is responsible for the coordination of 4th Planet Logistics´ European activities.