ARES Senior Exploration Scientist | NASA
ARES Senior Exploration Scientist
Cynthia Evans is a practicing field scientist and has participated in several oceanographic
expeditions, desert research and technology studies (Desert RATS), and was a member of two Antarctic Search for Meteorites
field deployments (2015-16 and 2019-20). Evans has studied the geochemistry of ocean crusts; trained crews in Earth science and performed Earth Observations from the International Space Station (ISS) and Space Shuttle, also serving as an Associate ISS Program Scientist for Earth Observations; led the Image Science & Analysis Group during the Return-to-Flight missions; and served as the Astromaterials Curation Office Manager and the Division Chief of the Astromaterials Research and Exploration Science (ARES) Division at the Johnson Space Center (JSC). She is ARES Senior Exploration Scientist, helping enable planetary exploration and future human missions to the Moon.