Gregory Schneider is a future civilian astronaut, attorney, author, and father. Based in Phoenix, Arizona, he currently works for Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP, and focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation. He is also involved in a number of other projects, including writing a book on maximizing law school performance and serving on the Young Lawyer's Committee for the local chapter of the Federal Bar Association.
He graduated magna cum laude from the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law in May 2012. While there he served as the Senior Managing Editor of the Arizona Law Review and earned top grades in Administrative Law, Bankruptcy, and Separation of Powers. He is admitted to practice law in Arizona and earned the second-highest score on the July 2012 bar exam. After law school, he clerked for Chief Judge Joseph W. Howard on the Arizona Court of Appeals.
Known for his indomitable work ethic and commitment to his community, Gregory caught national media attention when he won the Seattle Space Needle's Space Race 2012, besting over 50,000 other entrants and earning a free suborbital flight into outer space.
He loves his family, astronomy, running, yoga, novels about feudal Japan, and Batman.