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:   Planetary Geologist/Volcanologist; Mission Operations

:  Planetary

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Degree Field of Study Year Attained Institution Name
PhD Geology 2008 Michigan Tecnological University
MS Geology 2004 Michigan Techological University
BS Geology 2001 University of California, Los Angeles

Alexandra Matiella Novak joined the Johns Hopkins University Applied Phyiscs Laboratory in 2010 as an Education and Public Outreach Lead in the Space Exploration Sector. In 2014 she transitioned to a planetary mission scientist position in the Science Analysis and Applicaitons Group (SAA), assisting with lunar, Venus and Mars research, and joining the MRO/CRISM Mission Operations Team.

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Start Year End Year Description
2014 Current Planetary Mission Scientist, Science Analysis and Applications Group, Space Exploration Sector, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
2010 2014 Education and Public Outreach Lead, Space Exploration Sector, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
2008 2010 Faculty, National Suborbital Education and Research Center, University of North Dakota
2002 2008 Graduate Research and Teaching Assistant, Department of Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences, Michigan Technological University; Lead Geology Instructor, Summer Youth Programs - Women and Minorities in Engineering, Michigan Technological University
2002 2002 Internship, Hawaiian Volcanoes Observatory, US Geological Survey.
Year Description
2008 - Present American Geophysical Union
2016 NASA Ames Honor Award to the FINESSE (Field Investigations to Enable Solar System Science and Exploration) Team
2014 NASA Group Achievement Award, MRO Comet Siding Spring Observing Team
2012 NASA Group Achievement Award, Van Allen Probes Project Team
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