Person: Ralph Harvey

Ralph Harvey is a Professor in the Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Science at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. His primary research focus is the geochemistry of secondary minerals found in planetary materials (meteorites, Mars rocks, micrometeorites, and analogous terrestrial rocks) that record their environmental history. Specific research projects includes experimental simulations … Continued

Person: Elisa Aitoro

Elisa Aitoro is a Pacific Northwest native with an ongoing passion for the ocean. She will receive her BS in Oceanography from the University of Washington in June 2019. She recently accepted an offer from Virginia Institute of Marine Science where she will begin a Masters/PhD program beginning in the fall with research focusing on … Continued

Person: Adam Rok

Adam Rok is a Marine Science PhD student in the Martens Lab at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He received his undergraduate degree in Environmental Sciences, with a minor in Marine Science, from UNC Chapel Hill. Adam’s research focuses on understanding the dynamic biogeochemical and physical processes that occur in various coastal … Continued

Person: Tony McCann

Tony McCann is one of Falkor’s Second Officers and is from Paisley, Scotland.

Person: Jenny Waddell

Jenny Waddell is Research Coordinator at NOAA’s Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary (OCNMS), where she oversees ecological research, seafloor mapping efforts, and assessment and monitoring programs for the sanctuary. Jenny collaborates with a variety of partners to implement OCNMS science programs, including staff from across NOAA and at other Federal agencies, State of Washington agency … Continued

Person: Marc Fries

Marc Fries is a planetary scientist within the Astromaterials Research and Exploration Science (ARES) Division at the Johnson Space Center. He also serves as the Cosmic Dust Curator, entrusted with the care of NASA’s collection of astromaterials collected by high-altitude aircraft. Fries is a Raman spectroscopist and an expert on carbonaceous materials in natural systems … Continued

Person: Nicole Morgan

Nicole Morgan is a Ph.D. Candidate in the lab of Dr. Amy Baco-Taylor with the Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Science department at Florida State University. She received her Bachelor’s of Science of the University of Texas at Austin in Marine Biology and her Master’s of Science at Florida State University in Biological Oceanography. She is … Continued

Person: Linda Welzenbach

Linda Welzenbach is the science communications specialist in the Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences at Rice University. A geologist and former meteorite curator from the Smithsonian Institution who has participated on two expeditions to collect meteorites from Antarctica, she is looking forward to communicating this unique search for rocks from space aboard the … Continued

Person: John R. Smith

Dr. John R. Smith is an Oceanographer at the University Hawai‘i at Mānoa in the School of Ocean and Earth Science & Technology where he carries out research and a variety of specialized activities.  He has used various acoustical and in situ methods to study the seafloor and sub-seafloor in many of the world’s oceans, … Continued

Person: Becca Lensing

Becca Lensing is a Ph.D. Candidate in Marine Biology at the Center for Microbial Oceanography Research and Education (C-MORE) at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. She received her bachelor’s degree in Biology and Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Cornell College. Her previous work has investigated symbiotic relationships in insect and coral hosts and worked … Continued