Meet Emma! She is a graduate of the Department of Geological Sciences and the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics at CU Boulder. She completed her Ph.D. this summer characterizing acid-sulfate alteration of basalt in volcanic environments with implications for early Martian alteration. During this research, she had the opportunity to do fieldwork in hydrothermal, volcanic environments in Nicaragua.
Emma is interested in multi-faceted, multi-disciplinary research that calls on comparative analog studies relevant to remote planetary objects. She has a strong desire to share her knowledge through science education and outreach.
Outside of the science world, Emma maintains her sanity by providing technical backstage assistance to a Colorado youthbased theater company, CenterStage Theater Company, SCUBA diving whenever she gets near water, and traveling to new places whenever she can.
She is thrilled to be joining the team and exploring a radically different type of environment in Nepal!