The Grotzinger Group

Lee Saper

Graduate Student

Daven Quinn

Graduate Student

Jessica Watkins

GPS Chair's Postdoctoral Scholar

Nathan Stein

Graduate Student

Lizzy Trower

Postdoctoral Scholar

Tina Seeger

Research Staff


I came to Caltech in December of 2016 as a research assistant in planetary geology, after earning my Bachelor's degree in Geoscience and Astronomy from Williams College.  My undergraduate thesis research focused on the geomorphology of mountains on Io, and now I am turning my attention towards Mars by working operations for the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) Curiosity rover, as well as participating in the MSL Sedimentology/Stratigraphy group.  I am also working on some geochemistry-focused terrestrial projects, including geochemical analysis of a 1.7 Ga travertine sample from Northern Canada, and samples through stratigraphic sections of the Zebra Nappe of the Naukluft Nappe Complex in south-central Namibia (part of Daven Quinn's project).