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I am a geochemist and planetary scientist studying the composition of subsurface oceans within icy moons, including Europa, Enceladus and Titan.
I received my Joint M.Sc. in Geoinformation Science and Earth Observation at the Universities of Southampton, Lund, Warsaw and Twente, where I focused on remote sensing and mineralogical mapping of the surface of Mars. During my Ph.D. at the Open University (UK), I worked on a number of martian meteorites, including (the somewhat infamous) Allan Hills (ALH) 84001. In 2015, I became a Postdoc at the University of Chicago, where I characterized the composition of the ancient salty lakes of Mars and the hydrological and climatological conditions that led to their formation. I moved to JPL in 2018, where I now perform simulations of the interaction between rocks and fluids inside high-pressure vessels in the laboratory, and use thermodynamic and numerical models to study the physical and chemical conditions of ocean worlds.