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Dr. Sarah Black

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Associate Research Scientist

Currently resides in Boulder, CO
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Areas of Expertise
Targets: Earth, Io, Mars, Moon
Disciplines/Techniques: Astrobiology, Education/Public Outreach (EPO), Field Work, Geochemistry, Geology, Geomorphology, Laboratory Spectroscopy, Mapping, Mineralogy, Petrology, Radar, Raman Spectroscopy, Remote sensing, Scanning Electron Microscopy, Spectroscopy, Volcanism, X-Ray Diffraction
Missions: Mars Global Surveyor, MRO
Instruments: Cameras, Spectrometers, X-Ray Diffractometers

Professional History

Planetary Science InstituteAssociate Research Scientist, September 2019 – present

EsriSolutions Engineer – Imagery & Remote Sensing Team, March 2019 – present

Harris Geospatial SolutionsApplied Image Scientist/Solutions and Software Engineer, July 2018 – March 2019

University of Colorado Boulder Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP)Graduate Researcher, June 2014 – June 2018

University of Colorado Boulder Geology DepartmentGraduate Teaching Assistant, August 2013 – June 2014

Front Range Community CollegeAdjunct Instructor, August 2014 - May 2015

Skidmore College Department of GeosciencesSenior Teaching Associate (full time faculty position), September 2008 - August 2013

Malin Space Science SystemsAssistant Staff Scientist, July 2006 - June 2007

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