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Solar System Exploration
Profiles of Women in Planetary Science

"Planetary science, roughly, is the study of the planets, moons, comets, asteroids, atmospheres, and dust -- everything in the solar system besides the Earth and Sun. Women make up half the bodies in the solar system. Why not half the scientists?" -- Susan Niebur, astrophysicist and mom.

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Sara Seager

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Jaime Waydo
Mobility Engineer

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Suzanne "Suzy" Dodd
Project Manager, Jet Propulsion Laboratory

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Ghislaine Crozaz
Professor Emerita

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Lynn Margulis
Evolutionary Biologist

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Karen Yuen
Product Delivery Manager

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Shonte Tucker
Spacecraft Thermal Engineer

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Vicki Hansen

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Rosaly Lopes
Planetary Scientist

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Lucy McFadden
Co-Investigator, Science and Exploration Directorate

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Megan Elwood Madden
Assistant Professor of Geochemistry

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Pamela Gay
Astronomer and Assistant Research Professor

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