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M Alexandra Matiella Novak

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Planetary Geologist/Volcanologist; Mission Operations
  • 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.

Notable Awards and Leadership

Year(s) 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