APPLIED PLANETARY SCIENTIST
I provide scientific expertise and technical project management on a diverse suite of projects in space exploration, aerospace, mining, and other sectors. I also pursue business development in the earth & space sciences, with a focus on planetary science.
Planetary Resources, Inc.
DIRECTOR OF DATA PRODUCTS
January 2017—February 2018
I led my team and worked closely with engineers to define the scientific data required by an asteroid prospecting spacecraft in order to mine it in the future. I also created a science advisory board of asteroid scientists and provided an industry perspective as a science team member on NASA's OSIRIS-REx mission.
April 2016—December 2016
I planned and executed ground-truth testing for a mid-infrared imager and analyzed the resulting data in order to develop potential data products for agricultural applications.
Carnegie Institution for Science
MESSENGER POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATE
November 2014—April 2016
As a science team member on the NASA mission MESSENGER to Mercury, I completed processing of geochemical data from the spacecraft's X-Ray Spectrometer and integrated the resulting map with other datasets to study the geological origin of Mercury's anomalous high-magnesium region.
NASA/Caltech Jet Propulsion Laboratory
I modeled the geochemistry of dwarf planet Ceres' putative early ocean in advance of the Dawn spacecraft's arrival.
University of Colorado at Boulder
NASA EARTH AND SPACE SCIENCE FELLOW
August 2009—August 2014
I fostered cross-discipline research between geochemists and astrophysicists to model predictions of the chemistry of planets outside our solar system and analyzed rocks that are over 3.5 billion years old in search of a chemical signal of an asteroid impact experienced by the early Earth.