Dr. Tanya N. Harrison – Banquet Speaker – The Past and Present of Water on Mars
Director of Research, NewSpace Initiative
Dr. Tanya Harrison is the Director of Research for Arizona State University’s Space Technology and Science (“NewSpace“) Initiative. She works on commercial-academic space partnerships and martian geomorphology research. She is also a Science Team Collaborator on the Mars Exploration Rover (MER) Opportunity and the upcoming Mars 2020 sample caching rover. Tanya received her Ph.D. in Geology with a specialization in Planetary Science and Exploration from the University of Western Ontario’s Centre for Planetary Science and Space Exploration (CPSX). From 2008 until 2012, she was on the science operations team for NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) Context Camera (CTX) and Mars Color Imager (MARCI) at Malin Space Science Systems (MSSS).