Research Geochemist | Jacobs
Joanna Clark is a geoscientist working for Geocontrols Systems Inc on the JETS Contract at NASA Johnson Space Center. At ARES, Joanna is part of the Mars research group and conducts laboratory experiments that aim to better understand data from the Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM) instrument on the Curiosity rover. Joanna is a collaborator on the SAM and Mars Science Lab (MSL) science teams and is a Payload Uplink Lead on the SAM operations team. She has done research involving oxychlorines, chlorides, phyllosilicates, manganese oxides and has also been involved with martian simulant development for In-Situ Resource Utilization. Joanna recieved a bachelors in geological sciences from State University of New York at Geneseo and a Master's of Science in geological sciences at The University of Alabama. Joanna is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in geology at the University of Houston and is studying martian surface geology.