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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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Melissa McGrath
Chief Scientist

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Karen Yuen
Product Delivery Manager

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Michelle Thaller
Assistant Director of Science for Communications

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Rachel Klima
Planetary Geologist

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Louise Prockter
Supervisor of the Planetary Exploration Group

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Kelsi Singer
Graduate Student in Planetary Science

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Rachel Mastrapa
Research Scientist

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Alice Wessen
Outreach Manager

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Karly Pitman
Planetary Scientist and Astrophysicist

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Nadine Barlow
Professor of Physics and Astronomy

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Darby Dyar
Professor of Astronomy

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Ashley Stroupe
Robotics Software Engineer

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Last Updated: 27 Oct 2011