Maya Yanez

 

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Address: University of Southern California, Department of Earth Sciences

825 Bloom Walk, ACB 302

Los Angeles, California 90089-0740

RESEARCH POSITIONS

 

  • Research Assistant, University of Colorado Boulder: Alpine Microbiology Lab, Performed microbial DNA extractions and troubleshooting the sequencing pipeline(s) (2019)

  • Research Assistant, University of Colorado Boulder: Observational Astronomy of Pluto Ices, used NIR spectra from a ground based observatory to analyze changes in Pluto’s surface ice levels (2016-2019)

  • Research Fellow, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Ice Geochemistry,  Studied the surface/subsurface ice geochemistry of Europa for a potential lander mission (2018)

  • Research Fellow, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Planetary Ices, Using Pluto-like conditions studied the potential radical chemistry products (2017)

EDUCATION

 

University of Southern California, Ph.D. in Earth Sciences, NOW

University of Colorado Boulder, B.A. in Astronomy, cum laude, May 2019

TEACHING POSITIONS

 

  • Learning Assistant, University of Colorado Boulder; Ran weekly labs and night observing labs for the introductory astronomy course. (Fall 2017)

MEMBERSHIPS

 

  • American Astronomical Society

  • SACNAS