Lucy Zakharova is leading scientific and architectural research with an emphasis on integrating design across scales and disciplines.

Lucy is a Co-Director of Columbia University CSI, leading NASA's Revolutionary Aerospace Systems Concepts (RASC-AL) project MEPSA - Mars Water-Based Propellant ISRU system.

Lucy received Sociocultural Anthropology from Columbia University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences; developing her dissertation in collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering and MIT Media Lab. Prior, Lucy earned a degree in Architecture [RIBA Part 2] with honors from Pratt Institute, accompanied by a concentration in Morphology.