jba

Welcome.

I am a geology graduate student at Arizona State University working with Professor Jim Bell on reflectance spectroscopy of clay minerals on the Martian surface. I use images and datasets from instruments aboard the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter to interpret the deposition, erosion, and aqueous alteration history of various sites on the surface. I focus on characterizing the stratigraphy of past rover landing sites and locating sites worthy of future missions. I also study the distribution of ballistic impact ejecta on the Moon under the guidance of Professors Mark Robinson and Erik Asphaug. By modeling lunar impacts we aim to quantify the offset and probability of ejecta deposits near the antipode.

Here you can learn more about my research, teaching, outreach experience, and hobbies.