I am a research scientist at the NASA Ames Research Center. I am currently the Deputy Project Scientist for the NASA VIPER Lunar Rover Mission, and also lead several NASA-funded research programs that are focused on blending field science with the development of capabilities and Concept of Operations (ConOps) for human-robotic spaceflight to the Moon, Mars and beyond. I am the Principal Investigator of the SUBSEA, BASALT and Pavilion Lake research programs, Deputy PI for FINESSE, and Science Ops lead for RESOURCE. I have conducted field research around the world, on land and underwater. I have served on a number of NASA Mars Exploration Program Analysis Group committees and is currently serving on the NOAA Ocean Exploration Advisory Board, and the NASA Network for Ocean Worlds Steering Committee. I founded the Haven House Family Shelter STEM Explorers’ Speakers Series, which from 2012-2015 enabled NASA and academic researchers to conduct educational sessions with homeless children in the San Francisco Bay Area.