The martian landscape in the driest desert on Earth, the Atacama.
Dream team doing field work in the Atacama Desert in Chile.
Sampling for biomarkers in a clean suit.
The Hand of the Desert sculpture in Chile.
Beautiful Sunrise over the historic Hangar 1 during NASA Ames’ 75th Anniversary Open House
Launch of the Mars satellite MAVEN from Cape Canaveral!
Presenting at NASA Science Day on the Hill!
Goodbye lunch during my last day of my summer internship at NASA HQ with my favorite Martians. 🙂
Filming on the set of a new PBS show about the challenges of long-duration spaceflight and exploration of Mars on the body and mind!
The testbed version of Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM) aboard the new Mars rover, Curiosity photographed at NASA Goddard Spaceflight Center. It’s looking for organics on Mars!
Meeting President Obama during a visit to the Bay Area after landing at Moffett Field in summer, 2012.
2013 Fieldwork in Death Valley, CA at Racetrack Playa and Ubehebe Crater:
Recent travels to Paris, Barcelona, and Venice:
Impact breccia at the Ries Crater in Germany:
Snorkeling at Green Lake, NY and Pavilion Lake, BC, home to modern day stromatolites:
Ancient Stromatolites in Death Valley, CA:
Apollo’s Saturn V Rocket at Johnson Space Center:
Fellow NASA Interns in front of the Historic Hangar 1 at NASA Ames:
Climbing down the ~800 ft Kelso Dunes in the Mojave Desert:
The main Cordillera of the Andes Mountains, Argentina:
Cool-shaped mafic enclave in the Aztec wash pluton near Searchlight, NV.
My favorite surf spot in Santa Cruz, CA- across from Mr. Jack O’niell’s house, and playing ukulele at sunset on the beach:
The MASSIVE 80×120 ft windtunnel at NASA Ames. My family for scale.
Teaching my little sis and cousins all about water on the moon the the LCROSS mission.