Adeene Denton


I’m queer and I’m a planetary science PhD student studying Martian geomorphology and icy moon geophysics. //

I’m a scientist, historian, and dancer focused on approaching planetary exploration from a scientific and humanistic perspective. I’m currently completing my PhD in Planetary Science; my undergraduate degrees are in geophysics and history. My scientific research focuses on the geologic and climatic history of early Mars through the lens of quantitative geomorphology, though I also study the tectonic history of icy moons. Outside of my research I’m an active writer and have published work on a range of topics, including the history of geology and oceanography in the Cold War to the social and cultural implications of space travel. I am also involved in several projects aimed at building a more supportive environment for underrepresented groups in STEM, both at my home institution and within the broader scientific community.