I am gay and I am a planetary geologist.//
I am a Planetary Geologist who studies lava formation and evolution. My research research crosses disciplines and planetary bodies to constrain crustal and mantle evolution in the inner Solar System. My work spans multiple planetary bodies – Mars, Venus, the Earth, and the Moon – and is revolutionizing our understanding of the volatile content of planetary interiors. My book Volatiles in the Martian Crust was just published (Sept 2018). I have a wonderful husband and we adopted an amazing little girl almost 2 years ago – she is our little star.