meI am a scientist with experience in both Astronomy and Remote Sensing of the Earth and an interest in supporting space exploration missions. I have a Ph.D. in Astronomy and experience in planning observations; acquisition, calibration, analysis, and visualization of data sets; scientific programming, mathematical modeling, and algorithm development. I have also worked as part of the MODIS Characterization Support Team (MCST) as a contractor at NASA/GSFC in the radiometric calibration and characterization of remote sensing instruments.