Jess is an undergraduate physics research student with an interdisciplinary background spanning astronomy, chemistry, geology, and computer science. She uses reflectance spectroscopy to characterize the spectral features and composition of Mars analogue rocks. For her future research she is interested in using remote sensing to study the icy planetary bodies in the outer solar system. Outside of the lab, she is passionate about science communication and working to build inclusive and equitable spaces in STEM for underrepresented and marginalized students.
An undergraduate physics research student describes her visit to NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory to see the Perseverance rover before it shipped to Florida for launch.