Tuesday, October 3, 2023

Congratulations to Sarah Henderson who successfully defended her doctoral thesis "Characterizing Global Behaviors of Precipitating Solar Wind Hydrogen at Mars" on Sept. 26!

Her advisor is Prof. Jasper Halekas. 

Henderson studies solar wind interactions at Mars using data collected by the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN (MAVEN) spacecraft.

Sarah received her MS in Physics from the University of Iowa in 2019 and her Bachelor of Arts in Physics and German from Lafayette College in 2016. Between her MS and PhD studies, she worked for a NASA GSFC contractor helping to calibrate Earth observing optical data collected by the Aqua and Terra spacecraft, as well as scheduling calibration events for both spacecraft as a member of the Instrument Operations Team.