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Kristiana Lapo

Western Washington University

Kristiana is a geology graduate student at Western Washington University and has been studying Mars since Spring 2019. Her experience includes remote mapping, field geology, and glacial geomorphology, and for her thesis she is examining the spectral properties of Mars-relevant materials and Mastcam-Z calibration targets. Outside of her academics at Western, Kristiana works in an upper elementary Montessori classroom part-time, where she works one on one with students and helps design science curricula for the classroom.