CV

Education and Outreach Scientist
Space Telescope Science Institute
3700 San Martin Drive, Baltimore, MD 21218
emarcucci@stsci.edu / (667) 218-6497
www.emmamarcucci.com
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PROFESSIONAL TRAINING:

  • Education and Outreach Scientist, Space Telescope Science Institute, Baltimore, MD, 7/2017—present
            Responsibilities
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska Fairbanks, 1/2014—7/2017
              Research: Stereo photogrammetry of remote landscapes, including Mars and Alaska
            Supervisor: Dr. Robert Herrick
  • Lead Planetarium Presenter, Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska Fairbanks, 1/2014—present
  • Instructor, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, University of Alaska Fairbanks, 4/2015—4/2016
                Course: “Exploration of the Solar System,” created and taught for the classroom and planetarium
  • Instruments Chair and Surface Science committee, Planetary Science Summer School, Jet Propulsion Laboratory,  8/2014
                mission design for Io observer
  • Field assistant, Black Ice Himalaya, Khumbu Valley Nepal, 9/2013—12/2013
                Research: Glacier lake dynamics and black carbon contamination of snow
  • Ph.D. in Department of Geological Sciences, Certificates in Astrobiology and Geophysics, University of Colorado at Boulder, 8/2008—8/2013
                Dissertation: “A multi-faceted approach to characterize acid-sulfate alteration processes in volcanic hydrothermal systems on Earth and Mars,” Advisor: Dr. Brian Hynek
  • Participant, Santander Astrobiology Summer School, Mars Exploration, Unveiling a Habitable Planet, 6/2011
  • B.S. in Physics and Astronomy (Departmental Honors), Minors in Mathematics and Environmental Science, The Johns Hopkins University, 8/2004 – 5/2008
                Research: Mass spectrometer analysis of Mar analog samples (Dr. Luann Becker), M-dwarf exoplanet search using Sloan Digital Sky Survey 2 data (Dr. Holland Ford)
  • Teaching Assistant, Dept. of Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences, University of Colorado at Boulder, General Astronomy I (Solar System) and II (Stars/Galaxies); and Maryland Institute College of Art, Introduction to Photography, 7/2004—5/2009

RESEARCH SKILLS:        

Expert in © BAE SOCET GXP/SET software and ArcGIS software package
Expert in using TerraSpec4 field portable reflectance spectrometer (ASD Inc., PANalytical)
Highly proficient with Mars datasets (CRISM, HiRISE, CTX, and THEMIS) 
Highly proficient in Geochemist’s Workbench modeling program
Proficient in analytical instrumentation: X-ray diffraction (XRD) and Scanning electron microscopy/energy dispersive spectroscopy (SEM/EDS)
Proficient in ENVI/IDL for spectral analysis
Proficient in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop
Experience with hyperspectral camera for Unmanned Aircraft Systems
Mentoring undergraduate students through scientific research

OUTREACH AND SERVICE:

6/2014—7/2017          Photogrammetry Lab student worker manager
1/2014—7/2017  Lead Presenter, UAF digital traveling Planetarium (~20 events/year)
2015— present             Manuscript reviewer, Icarus and Journal of Geophysical Research-Planets
2015— present             Proposal reviewer for NASA programs
9/2015                            REACH Site Scientist, Shishmaref and Wales, AK
4/2014                            UAF Girls Perspectives Presenter, Photography and Science
9/2010—5/2013          Organizer, Astrobiology Journal Club (U. of Colorado)
9/2012                            Co-Organizer and Co-leader, Astrobiology Research Focus Group 2012
9/2012                            Co-Organizer, Astrobiology Graduate Student Conference 2012
2011—2013                   Technical volunteer, Centerstage Theater Company and Tapestry Theater
2009—2012                   Mentor, YMCA Period Zero and Community Access Mentoring within Boulder Valley School District
2007—2008                   Vice-President, JHU Chapter of Society of Physics Students
2005—2008                   Girl Scouts leader, Barclay Elementary School, Baltimore, MD

PUBLICATONS:        

Marcucci, E.C., C.W. Hamilton, R.R. Herrick (accepted) Remote sensing evidence of lava–ground-ice interactions associated with the Lost Jim Lava Flow, Seward Peninsula, Alaska. Bull. of Volcan.

Marcucci, E.C. and B.M. Hynek (2014) Laboratory simulations of acid-sulfate weathering under volcanic hydrothermal conditions: Implications for early Mars, J. Geophys. Res. Planets 119, doi:10.1002/2013JE004439.

Marcucci, E.C., B.M. Hynek, K.S. Kierein-Young, and K.L. Rogers (2013) Visible-near infrared reflectance spectroscopy analysis of acid-sulfate alteration in volcanic systems in Nicaragua: Analogs for early Mars, J. Geophys. Res. Planets 118, doi: 10.1002/jger.20159.

Hynek, B.M., T.M. McCollom, E.C. Marcucci, K. Brugman, and K.L. Rogers (2013) Assessment of environmental controls on acid-sulfate alteration at active volcanoes in Nicaragua: Applications to relic hydrothermal systems on Mars, J. Geophys. Res. Planets 118, 2083-2104.

FUNDING:

Hynek, BM and Marcucci, EC.  2010.  Understanding geochemical pathways on early Mars through experiments and modeling.  Submitted to NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship for graduate research funding, Funded 9/2010-8/2013. $30K/year

SELECTED FIRST AUTHOR CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS:

Marcucci, E.C., B.K. Meinke, D.A. Smith, H. Ryer, C. Slivinski, J. Kenney, K. Arcand, L. Cominsky, and the GSAWN team (2017) Disseminating NASA-based science through NASA's Universe of Learning: Girls STEAM Ahead, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, New Orleans, CA, Oral Presentation (ED54A-02), December 2017.

Marcucci, E.C., B.K. Meinke, D.A. Smith, H. Ryer, C. Slivinski, J. Kenney, K. Arcand, L. Cominsky, and the GSAWN team (2017) NASA's Universe of Learning: Girls STEAM Ahead with NASA, Division of Planetary Sciences Fall Meeting, Provo, UT, Oral Presentation (ED54A-02), October 2017.

Marcucci, E.C., C.W. Hamilton, and R.R. Herrick (2016) Lava-ice interactions in Lost Jim Lava Flow, Seward Peninsula, Alaska, and Tartarus Colles Lava Flow, Elysium Planitia, Mars, 47th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, Houston, TX, Oral Presentation (2893), March 2016.

Marcucci, E.C., C.W. Hamilton, and R.R. Herrick (2015) Lost Jim Lava Flow, Seward Peninsula, Alaska as an analog for lava-ice interaction on Mars, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, Poster (P31A-2030), December 2015.

Marcucci, E.C. and R.R. Herrick (2015) Stereo-derived topography of inflated lava flows near Elysium Mons, Mars,46th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, Houston, TX, Poster (1488), March 2015.

Marcucci, E.C., E. Saiet, M.C. Hatfield (2014) A new hyperspectral designed for small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) tested in real world applications, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, Poster (B51F-0071), December 2014.

Marcucci, E.C., B.M. Hynek, and K.S. Kierein-Young, M. Osterloo, K.L. Rogers, T.M. McCollom (2013) Visible-near infrared reflectance spectroscopy of acid-sulfate alteration in Nicaraguan volcanic systems: Analogs for early Mars, AbGradCon 2013, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Oral Presentation, June 2014.

Marcucci, E.C., B.M. Hynek, and K.S. Kierein-Young (2013) Visible to near-infrared spectroscopy of acid-sulfate weathering sites in Nicaraguan volcanic systems: An early Mars analog, 44th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, Houston, TX, Poster (1677), March 2013.

Marcucci, E.C., B.M. Hynek, K.L. Rogers, and T.M. McCollom (2012) Acid-sulfate weathering at Cerro Negro, Nicaragua and in experiments and models: An early Mars analog, 3rd Conference on Terrestrial Mars Analogues, Marrakech, Morocco, Oral Presentation, Oct 2012, (student travel funding from IAS and NASA).

Marcucci, E.C., B.M. Hynek, and T.M. McCollom (2012) Acid-sulfate weathering of Cerro Negro basalt: An early Mars analog, Third International Conference on Early Mars, Lake Tahoe, NV, Poster (7044), May 2012.

Marcucci, E.C., B.M. Hynek, and T.M. McCollom (2011) Acid-sulfate Weathering Experiments and Geochemical Modeling: An Early Mars Analog, International Conference: Exploring Mars Habitability, Lisbon, Portugal, Poster, June 2011.

Marcucci, E.C., B.M. Hynek, and T.M. McCollom (2011) Acid-sulfate weathering experiments and the effects of fluid:rock ratio: An early Mars analog, 42nd Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, Houston, TX, Oral Presentation (1521), March 2011.

Marcucci, E.C., B.M. Hynek, and T.M. McCollom (2010) Acid-sulfate weathering of basalts at Cerro Negro, Nicaragua: An analog for early Mars, Goldschmidt Conference, Knoxville, TN, Poster (), June 2010.

Marcucci, E.C., B.M. Hynek, T.M. McCollom, and K.L. Rogers (2010) Acid-sulfate weathering pathways at Cerro Negro, Nicaragua, 41st Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, Houston, TX, Poster (2167), March 2010.

 PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS:

American Geophysical Union
Association for Women in Science
Sigma Pi Sigma