Helen Ashcroft is a Graduate Student in the Department of Earth Sciences, University of Oxford, U.K. Her research interests include the formation and differentiation of the terrestrial planets. She takes a multidisciplinary approach using experimental petrology, geochemistry and thermodynamics and her Ph.D. research focuses on the HED meteorites, which sample the crust of the asteroid Vesta. You can follow her on Twitter at @HOAshcroft.
This year's Lunar and Planetary Science Conference included a session devoted to a group of rocks from space called differentiated meteorites, and their proposed parent bodies.