1. What is your role on the DREAM team?
My role on the DREAM team is to model the exosphere, along with the exosphere team, and to coordinate between the exosphere modelers and the plasma and dust teams.
2. What about DREAM do you find most interesting? Most challenging?
The most interesting part of DREAM is working with the new data that are becoming available.
3. What other NASA programs or missions have you participated in?
I am also a participating scientist on the MESSENGER mission to Mercury, I am a Co-investigator on STROFIO, a mission of opportunity to put a mass spectrometer on Bepi-Colombo, and I do ground-based astronomy.
4. What kind/level of education do you have?
I have a BA in mathematics with a concentration in physics, an MS in astronomy and a PhD in Space Physics.
5. What advice do you have for students who want to work for NASA or on NASA-related research?
A student interested in working at NASA should first get an extremely good education in mathematics and physics. The ability to write and express oneself is also essential.
6. What are your favorite things to do outside of work?
Outside of work I enjoy hiking and visiting the National Parks.