To give you a brief background, I am an astrobiologist who is passionate about communication. I also have experience in photography and the photos that you see on this blog were taken by me, unless otherwise noted. Currently, I hold the position of research assistant to Dr. David Grinspoon, curator of Astrobiology at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. My research history involves the spectral detection of remote biosignatures on exoplanetary atmospheres and the social implications of astrobiology. I hold a masters' degree in space studies from the International Space University in Strasbourg, France, and an undergraduate degree in astronomy with a minor in geology from the University of Colorado.
While I have some knowledge of space science and the biology of extreme and alien places, I am somewhat of a novice in oceanography—and sailing for that matter—so this cruise will be quite a learning experience for me. But I couldn’t be more excited for this opportunity. We encourage you to keep following as the adventure unfolds, and please feel free to share this blog with anyone who might be interested! I will also be maintaining a personal blog about my thoughts and experiences on the cruise.
For now, bon voyage