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Present and Past Activities of Alumnae/i
from the Planetary Geosciences Group
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Jennifer Anderson, PhD 2004
Associate Professor of Geoscience, Winona State University, Minnesota

Irene Antonenko, PhD 1999
Senior Research Scientist, Planetary Institute of Toronto
past positions: Staff Scientist/Consultant, Planetary Institute of Toronto; Lecturer, Dept. of Geology, University of Toronto; Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Dept. of Geography, University of Winnipeg; Science/Community Liaison, SeaWiFS and the SIMBIOS Projects, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Ray Arvidson, PhD 1974
James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor, Dept. of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Washington University, St. Louis
past position: Department Chair, Dept. of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Washington University, St. Louis

Olivier Barnouin, ScB 1990, PhD 1998
Applied Physics Laboratory, Johns Hopkins

Duane Bindschadler, PhD 1990
Manager, Space Interferometry Mission (SIM), Jet Propulsion Laboratory
past positions: Research Associate, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA); Magnetometer Team, Galileo Project, Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Janice Bishop, PhD 1994
Senior Research Scientist, SETI Institute
past positions: Principal Research Investigator, SETI Institute; Humboldt Fellow, DLR, Berlin, Germany; NRC Postdoctoral Fellow, Astrobiology Group, NASA Ames Research Center, Mountain View, CA

Bethany Bradley, PhD 2006
Assistant Professor, Department of Natural Resources and Conservation, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
past positions: Copeland Fellow, Amherst College, Amherst, MA; Research Associate, Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University

Dan Britt, PhD 1991
Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy, Department of Physics, University of Central Florida
Mars Pathfinder, Imaging Instrument Program, University of Arizona
past positions: Associate Professor, Planetary Science, University of Tennessee; Co-Investigator and Science Team member, Deep Space One mission to comet 19P/Borrelly; Project Manager, Co-Investigator, and Deputy Imaging Team leader for the camera, Mars Pathfinder lander; Postdoctoral Researcher, Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, University of Arizona

Leah Cheek, PhD 2013
Data Scientist at Nimble Storage, San Jose, CA;
Visiting Researcher, The University of Texas at Austin, TX;
past positions: Postdoctoral Researcher, Boston University, Boston, MA;
Research Associate, Department of Astronomy, University of Maryland, College Park, MD

Mark Cintala, PhD 1980
Staff Scientist, Johnson Space Center
past positions: Postdoctoral Researcher, Brown University; Postdoctoral Researcher, National Research Foundation (through NASA JSC); Postdoctoral Researcher, Lunar and Planetary Institute, Houston, Texas

Geoffrey Collins, PhD 2000
Professor of Geology, Chair of Physics and Astronomy, Wheaton College, Norton, MA

Christopher Cooper, PhD 2004
Principal Systems Engineer, BAE Systems
past position:  Senior Scientist/Program Manager, Frontier Technology, Beverly, MA

David Crawford, ScB 1986, PhD 1992
Staff Scientist, Sandia National Laboratories

Jason Dahl, ScM 1999, PhD 2016
Lecturer, Physics Department, United States Coast Guard Academy, New London, CT
past position: Assistant Professor of Geology, Bemidji State University

Deepak Dhingra, PhD 2015
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Physic, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID

Kerri Donaldson Hanna, PhD 2013
Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Physics, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK;
and Postdoctoral Researcher, Brown University, Providence, RI

Bethany Ehlmann, PhD 2010
Assistant Professor, California Institute of Technology; Planetary Scientist, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
past position:  Postdoctoral Researcher, Institut d'Astrophysique Spatiale, Université Paris-Sud, Paris, France

Andrew Elmore, PhD 2003
Associate Professor, Center for Environmental Science, Appalachian University of Maryland
past positions: Research Assistant Professor, Environmental Studies Program, Dartmouth College; Postdoctoral Research Associate, Carnegie Institution of Washington, Department of Global Ecology, Stanford, CA

Carolyn Ernst, ScB 2001, PhD 2008
Planetary Scientist, Applied Physics Lab, Johns Hopkins
past position: Postdoctoral Researcher, Applied Physics Lab, Johns Hopkins

Caleb Fassett, PhD 2008
Planetary Scientist, Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL
past positions: Five College Fellow in Astronomy and Visiting Assistant Professor, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA; Postdoctoral Researcher, Brown University, Providence, RI

Erich Fischer, PhD 1995
Partner, Booz & Company's Aerospace & Defense Practice
past positions: 2001-2004 Intelsat (the largest global commercial satellite communications operator; Director, Strategy; Senior Director, Business Ventures); 1995-2001 McKinsey & Company (general management consulting; co-leader of the North American Product Development Practice); Former Director of the National Space Society; Former Director of Wildblue Communications

Jeremy Fisher, PhD 2006
Research Associate, Synapse Energy Economics, Inc., Cambridge, MA
past positions: Postdoctoral Researcher, Complex Systems Research Center, University of New Hampshire; Visiting Fellow, Global Environment Program, Watson Institute, Brown University

James Garvin, ScB 1978, PhD 1984
NASA Chief Scientist, Goddard Space Flight Center
previous positions: Staff Scientist, Goddard Space Flight Center; Mars Exploration Program Scientist, NASA Headquaters

Martha Gilmore, PhD 1998
George I. Seney Professor of Geology, Dept. of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT
past position: Research Associate, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Mars 2001 Progam

Timothy Goudge, PhD 2015
Postdoctoral Fellow, Jackson School of Geoscience, University of Texas, Austin

John Grant, PhD 1990
Geologist, Center for Earth and Planetary Studies, National Air & Space Museum, Washington, DC
past positions: Assistant Professor, Department of Geology, State College of New York, Buffalo;
NASA Planetary Geology and Geophysics Program Manager, NASA Headquarters

Rebecca Greenberger, PhD 2015
NASA Postdoctoral Program Fellow, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA

Eric Grosfils, PhD 1995
Professor and Chair, Department of Geology, Pomona College, CA

Wendy Hale-Erlich, PhD 1982
Managing Partner, Cayo Energy, Richmond, TX
past position: Senior Geologist, New Ventures, Amoco Production Company

B. Ray Hawke, PhD 1979
Planetary Scientist, Hawai'i Institute of Geophysics and Planetology, University of Hawaii

Paul Helfenstein, PhD 1985
Senior Research Associate, Center for Radiophysics and Space Research, Cornell University

Brendan Hermalyn, PhD 2011
Hardware Engineer, Google[X]; Researcher, NASA Ames Research Center, Mountain View, CA
past positions: Postdoctoral Researcher, Institute for Astronomy, University of Hawai'i;
Postdoctoral Researcher, Brown University, Providence, RI

David Hollibaugh Baker, PhD 2013
NASA Postdoctoral Program Fellow, Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD
past positions: Postdoctoral Researcher, Brown University; Hydrogeologist, Fuss & O'Neill, RI

Debra Hurwitz, PhD 2012
Research Scientist, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL
past position: Postdoctoral Researcher, Lunar and Planetary Institute, Universities Space Research Association, Houston, TX

Peter Isaacson, PhD 2010
Postdoctoral Researcher, Hawaii Institute of Geophysics and Planetology
past position: Postdoctoral Researcher, Brown University, Providence, RI

Kenneth Jones, PhD 1974
Visual Effects Supervisor, CIS Hollywood
Staff Scientist, Image Processing Applications and Development, Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Lauren Jozwiak, PhD 2016
Postdoctoral Research Associate, SRE Group, Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel, MD

Seth Kadish, PhD 2011
Senior Data Scientist, Chegg Inc.
past position: Scientist, Integral Consulting Inc., Portland, OR; Senior Analyst, Cadmus Group, Portland, Oregon

Susan Keddie, PhD 1995
Senior Scientist, SAIC, Washington, DC

Laura Kerber, PhD 2011
Research Scientist, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA
past position: Postdoctoral Researcher, Université Paris 6,Paris, France

Rachel Klima, PhD 2008
Research Scientist, Applied Physics Laboratory, Johns Hopkins, Laurel, MD
past position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Applied Physics Lab, Johns Hopkins; Postdoctoral Researcher, Brown University, Providence, RI

Joseph Levy, PhD 2009
Research Associate, Institute for Geophysics, Jackson School of Geosciences, and Lecturer, Dept. of Geological Sciences, Jackson School for Geosciences, University of Texas, Austin
past position: NSF Polar Regions Research Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Geology, Portland State University, Oregon

Lin Li, PhD 2002
Associate Professor, Department of Earth Sciences, Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis, IN
past postion: Post doctoral Researcher, Center for Spatial Technologies and Remote Sensing, Department of Land, Air and Water Resources, University of California at Davis

Kari Magee, PhD 1994
Manager, Cassini Science Planning Team, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
past positions: Group Supervisor, Science Planning Systems, Jet Propulsion Laboratory; Manager and System Engineer, Cassini Mission Sequence Subsystem, Jet Propulsion Laboratory; Science Coordinator, Galileo Imaging Team, Sterling Software, Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Sarah Milkovich, PhD 2005
Science Planning Systems Engineer, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
past position: Postdoctoral Researcher, Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Ralph Milliken, PhD 2006
Assistant Professor, Department of Geological Sciences, Brown University
past positions: Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering and Geological Sciences, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN; Postdoctoral Researcher, Caltech, Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Gareth Morgan, PhD 2009
Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Earth and Planetary Studies, Smithsonian Air and Space Museum, Washington, DC
past position:  Postdoctoral Researcher, Brown University, Providence, RI

Daniel Moriarty, III PhD 2016
Visiting Lecturer, Dept. of Physics, Community College of Rhode Island

Scott Murchie, PhD 1988
CRISM Principal Investigator, Applied Physics Laboratory, Johns Hopkins University;
Staff Scientist, Applied Physics Laboratory, Johns Hopkins University
past position: Staff Scientist, Lunar and Planetary Institute

John Mustard, PhD 1990
Professor, Brown University
previous position: Keck Associate Professor (Research), Brown University

Sarah Noble, PhD 2004
Lunar Scientist, NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC
past positions: Research Scientist, University of Alabama, Huntsville, Marshall Space Flight Center;
Postdoctoral Management Fellow at NASA HQ, DC; NASA Postdoctoral Fellow, Johnson Space Center; Geological Society of America's Congressional Science Fellow

Gerald Wes Patterson, PhD 2007
Postdoctoral Researcher, Applied Physics Lab, Johns Hopkins

Noah Petro, PhD 2007
Postdoctoral Researcher, Goddard Space Flight Center

Louise Prockter, PhD 2000
Director, Lunar and Planetary Institue, Houston, TX
past positions: MDIS Instrument Lead Scientist, Applied Physics Lab, Johns Hopkins;
Postdoctoral Fellow, Applied Physics Lab, Johns Hopkins

Leah Roach, PhD 2009
Senior Scientist, Frontier Technology, Beverly, MA

Kathryn Fishbaugh Russell Van Waes, PhD 2004
Policy Director, Agriculture and Inclusive Growth, The ONE Campaign, Washington, DC
past positions: Chief of Staff and Senior Policy Advisor, Office of Global Food Security, U.S. State Department; AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow, Bureau of International Organization Affairs, U.S. State Department; Research Physical Scientist, Center for Earth and Planetary Studies, National Air & Space Museum, Washington, DC; Postdoctoral Discipline Scientist, International Space and Science Institute (ISSI), Bern, Switzerland; Visiting Scientist, Niels Bohr Insitute, University of Copenhagen

Patrick Russell, PhD 2005
Center for Earth and Planetary Studies, National Air & Space Museum, Washington, DC
past position: Space Research and Planetary Sciences, University of Bern, Switzerland

Mark Salvatore, PhD 2013
Assistant Professor, Department of Natural Sciences, University of Michigan-Dearborn
past position: Postdoctoral Researcher, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

Kathleen Scanlon, PhD 2016
Rhode Island Army National Guard

Samuel Schon, PhD 2012
Exxon-Mobil, Houston, Texas

David Senske, PhD 1993
Manager, Science Research and Analysis Program Office, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Deputy Project Scientist, 2001 Mars Odyssey Project, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
past positions: Deputy Manager, Science Research and Analysis Program Office; National Research Council Research Associate, Jet Propulsion Laboratory; Galileo Imaging Team, Sterling Software, Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Mark Settle, PhD 1978
Program Manager, Earth Sciences Division, NASA Headquarters
Chief, Remote Sensing Laboratory, ARCO Research
Manager, Hughes Information Systems

Virgil "Buck" Sharpton, PhD 1985
Professor of Geophysics, University of Alaska, Fairbanks
past positions: Research Associate, Canadian Division of Geology and Geophysics;
Staff Scientist, Lunar and Planetary Science Institute

John Roma Skok, PhD 2013
Postdoctoral Researcher, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA

Nicole Spaun, PhD 2002
Principal Face SME and Trainer, MorphoTrak,
past position: Biometric Program Manager, U.S. Army Europe, Heidelberg, Germany; Forensic Scientist, Department of Justice

Matthew Staid, PhD 2000
Research Scientist, Planetary Science Institute;
Co-founder and President, VineView Imaging

Angela Stickle, PhD 2012
Senior Research Scientist, Johns Hopkins University, Laurel, MD
past position: Postdoctoral Researcher, Johns Hopkins University

Ellen Stofan, PhD 1989
NASA Chief Scientist
past positions: Vice President, Senior Research Scientist, Proxemy Research, Washington, D.C.; Staff Scientist and Magellan Deputy Project Scientist, Jet Propulsion Laboratory; SIR-C Project Scientist, Jet Propulsion Laboratory; New Millennium Project Scientist, Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Seiji Sugita, PhD 1999
Professor, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, The University of Tokyo, Japan

Jessica Sunshine, PhD 1994
Professor, Dept. of Astronomy, University of Maryland
past positions: Senior Research Scientist, Dept. of Astronomy, University of Maryland; Staff Scientist, SETS Technology Incorporated; Senior Staff Scientist, SAIC, Chantilly, VA

Megan Bruck Syal, PhD 2014
Postdoctoral Researcher, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, CA

Bradley Thomson, PhD 2006
Research Associate Professor, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
past positions: Senior Research Scientist, Center for Remote Sensing, Boston University; Senior Staff Scientist, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel, MD; NASA Postdoctoral Fellow, Jet Propulsion Laboratory; Postdoctoral Researcher, Lunar and Planetary Institute

Stefanie Tompkins, PhD 1997
Program Manager, Strategic Technology Office, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
past position: Senior Staff Scientist, SAIC, Chantilly, VA.

Carolyn van der Bogert, PhD 2004
Research Associate, Institut für Planetologie, Westfäliche Wilhelms-Universität Münster, Germany
past position: Research Scientist, Gemological Institute of America, New York, NY

Richard Vorder Bruegge, ScB 1985, PhD 1991
Forensic Scientist, Department of Justice
past position: Staff Scientist, SAIC and NASA Headquarters, Washington, D.C.

Cathy Weitz, PhD 1998
Senior Research Scientist, Planetary Science Institute, Tucson, AZ
past positions: 2000-2004 - Program Scientist, Mars Exploration Rovers, Mars Express, NASA Headquarters, Washington DC; Mars 2003 Program Scientist, NASA Headquarters

James Whitford-Stark, PhD 1980
Professor, Earth and Physical Sciences Department, Sul Ross State University

Jennifer Whitten, PhD 2014
Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Earth and Planetary Studies, Smithsonian Air and Space Museum, Washington, DC

Robert Wichman, PhD 1993
Space Grant Research Associate, University of North Dakota

Charles Wood, PhD 1979
Executive Director, Center for Educational Technologies, Wheeling Jesuit University
past positions: Staff Scientist, Johnson Space Center; Chair, Department of Space Studies, University of North Dakota; Director of Education for Biosphere 2, Tucson, AZ

Kelly Wrobel, ScB 2001, PhD 2008
Geophysicist, BHP Billiton, Houston, TX
past position: Exxon-Mobil, Houston, Texas

Aileen Yingst, PhD 1998
Senior Scientist, Planetary Science Institute
Deputy Principal Investigator, Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI), MSL
Participating Scientist, Mars Exploration Rover mission; Dawn at Vesta mission
Director, Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
past position: Science Director at Space Explorer's Inc.

Maria Zuber, PhD 1986, ScD 2008
Vice President for Research and E.A. Griswold Professor of Geophysics, Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Senior Research Scientist, Laboratory for Terrestrial Physics, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
past positions: Head of the Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; ; Professor of Geophysics, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Johns Hopkins University; Geophysicist, Geodynamics Branch, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center; National Research Council Research Associate, Geodynamics Branch, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

ScM___________________________________________________________________________

Carl Baum, Sc.M. 1983
Medical doctor; Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Yale University School of Medicine; Director, Center for Children's Environmental Toxicology; Director, Medical Toxicology; Director; Yale Lead Program
past position: Assistant Professor, Memorial Hospital, Chicago, Ill.

Michael Beach, ScM 2013
Mission Operations Specialist, Malin Space Science Systems, San Diego, CA

Rex Bryan, ScM 1977
Geostatistician.

Jeff Burt, ScM 1992
Engineer/Scientist, Boeing Corporation
Hughes Aerospace, Washington, D.C.

Nicholas Carras, ScM 1987
Medical doctor; Anesthesiologist, New York Hospital, Cornell Medical Center
past positions: Surgical Resident, University of Rochester

Hongwei Chen, ScM 2001

Eric Christiansen, ScM 1981
Professor, Department  of Geology, Brigham Young University
Co-Author of "Exploring the Planets"

Jessica Cohen, ScM 2001

Clara Eberhardy, ScM 2004

William J. Ehmann, ScM 1983
Associate Dean, Center for Distance Learning, SUNY/Empire State College, Saratoga Springs, NY
past positions: Director of the Center for Earth and Environmental Science at Plattsburgh State University of New York (SUNY); Associate Professor of Earth and Environmental Science

Paul Fisher, ScM 1990
Science teacher, Morristown-Beard School, Morristown, NJ
past position: Member of Technical Staff, Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Sharon Frank, ScM 1989

Elizabeth Fuller-Wright, ScM 2003
Writer/Editor, The Christian Science Monitor
past positions: Science teacher, Teach For America, KIPP Academy Nashville, and Capital City Public Charter School; Environmental educator, Peace Corps Morocco

Lisa Gaddis, ScM 1981
Research Geologist, U.S. Geological Survey Branch of Astrogeology, Flagstaff, AZ

Gil Ghatan, ScB 2003, ScM 2004
Associate, Ropes & Gray, Boston, MA

Charles Halfen, ScM 1991
Science teacher, Howard High School of Technology, Wilmington, DE

R. Scott Harris, ScM
Geologist, Fernbank Center, Atlanta, GA

John Hays, ScM 1995
Flood Plain Coordinator, Santa Cruz County, AZ

David Janke, ScM 1981

Roberta Jennings, ScM 1975
Consulting Hydrogeologist

Kevin Jones, ScM 1998
Geologist, U.S. Geological Survey in Reston VA

LIsa Kanner, ScM 2006
Graduate student, Climate Systems Research Center, Department of Geosciences, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA

Brian Kortz, ScM 2001
Project Manager/Senior Hydrogeologist, Fuss & O'Neill, Providence, RI

Karen Jager Kortz, ScM 2002
Faculty and Honor Program Coordinator, Community College of Rhode Island

Emily Stewart Lakdawalla, ScM 2000
Senior Editor and Planetary Evangelist, The Planetary Society
past position: Science and Technology Coordinator, The Planetary Society ; Myra Frank and Associates, Environmental Consulting, Los Angeles, CA

Shawn McColley, ScM 2005
Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory
past position: Malin Space Science Systems

Lillian Ostrach, ScB 2007, ScM 2008
Cartographer / Physical Research Scientist - Shoemaker Fellow, United States Geological Survey, Astrogeology Science Center
past position: NASA Postdoctoral Program Fellow, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD
PhD 2013, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

Rebecca Parsons, ScM 2005
Graduate student, Department of Earth Sciences, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK

Betina Pavri, ScM 1992
Dawn Payload Systems Engineer; Member of Technical Staff, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
past position: Member of Technical Staff, Loral Infrared and Imaging Systems, Lexington, MA

Ken Ramsley, ScM 2013

Patricia Grizzaffi Rogers, ScM 1987
Discipline Scientist, NASA Headquarters, Office of Space Science, Planetary Science Branch, Washington D.C.

Avijit Sen, ScB 1996, AM 1998
WW iPod/iPhone Analysis Manager, Apple Inc., Cupertino, CA

David Shean, ScB 2004, ScM 2006
past positions: Assistant Staff Scientist, Malin Space Science Systems;
Researcher, Dept. of Earth Sciences, Boston University

Paul Spudis, ScM 1977
Staff Scientist, Lunar and Planetary Institute, Houston, Texas

William Vaughan, ScM 2013

Benjamin Webb, ScM 2002
Phelps Dodge Mining Co.

Janette Wilson, ScM 2012
Applications Engineer, Headwall Photonics, Fitchburg, MA

Steven A. Yon, ScM 1987
Director of Research, Innercool Therapies

 

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