I am queer and I am a planetary scientist and spacecraft operations engineer.//

I’m a specialist in spacecraft operations, a niche that connects science, engineering, and project management. I’ve worked on a couple of spacecraft, both pre-launch and in active operations (aka, I make them do things!). I’m particularly interested in science-driven spacecraft operations and ethical approaches to space exploration. I hold Bachelor’s degrees in music and physics, and a Master’s degree in planetary science. When I’m not spacecrafting, I teach, play, and compose music.

Twitter: @MarsMaven