Join our community of LPSC Ambassadors (formerly Microbloggers) and use your social networks to share #LPSC2023 science! Conference organizers are looking for a diverse team of in-person and virtual LPSC attendees to provide extended social media coverage to reach a worldwide audience.
LPSC Ambassadors will be expected to use their social media platforms to report on anything and everything related to the 54th LPSC using the official conference hashtag #LPSC2023!
Ambassadors must register for the conference. Only credentialed members of the press are allowed to register as working press.
Use the conference hashtag #LPSC2023 on all postings.
Engage with other #LPSC2023 posts.
Maintain professionalism in all postings associated with the conference hashtag.
Respect copyright and intellectual property right laws (e.g., do not capture an entire presentation on video and post it without the presenter’s explicit consent). Refer to the USRA/LPI Code of Conduct for complete details.
Refrain from using photo, audio, and/or video recording devices in all oral sessions. Refer to the LPSC Photography Policy for complete details.
Pre-conference networking and coordination
LPSC Ambassador t-shirt
Official Ambassador digital badge (virtual) and ribbon (in person)
Ambassador Spotlight in the virtual lounge, LPSC website, and LPI social media
Special prizes, including discounts for LPSC 2024 and LPSC merchandise
Reserved seating at the NASA HQ briefing and Masursky Lecture
This is an opportunity to meet and greet your fellow ambassadors, compare interests, strategize on session coverage, and consult with conference staff. All selected ambassadors are invited to attend.
Ambassador Welcome Event (in-person only)
Sunday, March 12, 6:30 to 7:00 p.m. CDT, The Woodlands Room at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel and Convention Center
Meet other LPSC 2023 Ambassadors and grab your Ambassador t-shirt and badge ribbon.
LPSC 2023 Ambassadors
I am a Colombian geoscientist. I have participated in research projects in wonderful places like Antarctica and the Caribbean islands, and I love to share my experiences mainly on Instagram. In addition, I talk about the geology of the sites I visit. Currently, I am doing an MS at UTSA with research on Mars volcanology.
I have previously served in academic positions, including visiting professorships at the University of Pittsburgh and Texas A&M. Now a staff scientist at the Lunar and Planetary Institute. Have extensive social media outreach experience through building and running the Facebook pages “The Earth Story” and “The Universe,” still contribute to them after a management change.
I am an undergraduate student at the University of Colorado Boulder studying geophysics and astronomy. I am very passionate about planetary science and would like to pursue a career in planetary geophysics. I'm looking forward to LPSC and the chance to interact with many amazing scientists and peers who are all working to discover more about our solar system!
I have a BSc in Geology from UFPR and an MSc in Astronomy from UTFPR, both in Brazil. I'm currently a Ph.D. Candidate at Curtin University, studying impact basins on Mars. I have a deep passion for writing and science communication, and I aspire to write articles and science communication books in the future.
I am a fourth-year Ph.D. candidate at the University of Western Ontario, supervised by Dr. Gordon Osinski. My research is on melt emplacement processes in terrestrial craters. I completed my bachelor’s degree in geology from India and two master’s degrees in geoscience from India and the US, respectively. I am enthusiastic about science communication.
I'm a postdoc at Arizona State University and a Co-I for the LROC mission. My background is mostly in lunar tectonics and planetary surface dating methods, but recently I've been conducting geomorphologic mapping on Mercury of shortening landforms and using absolute/relative dating methods. Topics on Artemis, volcanology, and geophysics are also of interest.
I am a senior planetary science major at Marietta College. I am studying igneous and experimental petrology, specifically applied to meteorites and their parent bodies. I will hopefully be a doctoral candidate in fall 2023! I also enjoy my leadership program at school, lacrosse, running, Greek Life, and spending time outdoors!
I'm a Ph.D. Candidate at UC Santa Cruz, where I use geophysical models to uncover the historic thermal state of planetary bodies. This includes qualifying the impact history of Mars or searching for subsurface oceans in icy moons. My hobbies include eating too much Vietnamese food and – like far too many grad students – playing video/board games and rock climbing.
My career has centered around education and media, as a writer, editor, and teacher. I worked for 25 years at the Houston Chronicle as a community editor, with multiple hats covering everything from sports to local news, as well as science and popular media. Since 2018, I have put my skills to use for the LPI as a microblogger at LPSC.
I am a Ph.D. researcher at the University of Southampton, UK, interested in terrestrial surface processes. Currently, I’m looking at alkaline lakes on Earth as an analogue for paleolakes on Mars. In the past, I’ve studied radar properties of salt diapirs, Venus’ highlands, Schrödinger basin, enstatite chondrites, and supported the astronaut training program at ESA. I would like to pursue a career in space administration and work toward an international future in space.
I am a planetary geophysicist and study the formation and evolution of rocky and icy worlds across our solar system. To do this, I employ a combination of theoretical methods and analysis of data from NASA planetary missions. Alongside my research, I am an accomplished science illustrator and science communicator.
I am a final year planetary science Ph.D. student at the Australian National University, studying how iron meteorites form outside of core environments. I have an undergraduate degree in geology, receiving the University Medal and a GPA of 7.0. I enjoy using fiber arts to communicate science to a broad audience both in person and online. I have experience lecturing undergraduate students and am also a mother.
I'm a senior Earth, Environmental, and Planetary Sciences major at Rice University, with a focus on planetary geology. I work with Dr. Kirsten Siebach to research eolian surface processes on other worlds, with a focus on observations from the Mars rovers. I'm very excited about my research and love sharing my enthusiasm with others!
I am a second-year Ph.D. student at the University of Maryland, College Park. For my Ph.D., I am supporting the development and testing of an instrument suite to enable in situ geochronology and geochemical measurements of extraterrestrial rocks. I am a budding scientist from India who aims to lead future planetary missions related to remote sensing and spectroscopy.
I'm a content creator, but first, I'm a scientist. I study astrophysics and biology, conduct research in astrobiology, and detected an asteroid from our main belt. I’ve gained visibility on the internet due to scientific dissemination, but as I'm the author of a kids’ book on astronomy, I use it in a social way to voluntarily visit schools and teach astronomy!
I am an astronomer and commentator on all things astronomy. In 2008, I introduced Collision Course, a regular broadcast updating the public on important science and astronomy facts. Today, I am following up with this success by producing Season 2 of Collision Course 2023, leading to the total solar eclipse of 2024. I have built two telescope observatories, one of which is in central Texas.
I am a planetary science Ph.D. candidate and science writer passionate about sharing science with diverse audiences. I'm thrilled to attend my third LPSC and reunite with colleagues while learning new science!
My research involves studying impact craters on Ceres. I have created a near-global crater database for Ceres and a smaller regional crater database for Mars. I am a huge advocate for science outreach and conduct monthly presentations at my local library. I am also part of LPI's ExMASS group and a NASA Solar System Ambassador. I am currently an instructor at American Public University System.