Jeffrey Kilmer was born in Wadsworth, Ohio in 1962 and graduated from the University of Akron in 1985 with B.A.in Education. He has been teaching history and English at Cloverleaf Local Schools for the last nineteen years. Following his life-long interest in the space program, Jeffrey participated first, in NASA's Learning Technologies program at NASA Glenn in the Summer of 1999. He then went on to study at a NASA/Kent State University Summer Space Institute. Jeffrey started working on a Masters in Space Studies from the University of North Dakota in 2000. He will complete his degree in the Summer of 2004. Jeffrey has a wife, Debbi, and two year-old triplets Jacob, Jonathan and Rebecca.