Jessie Crain

Antarctic Research Support Manager
National Science Foundation

Jessie Crain has been the Antarctic Research Support Manager at the National Science Foundation since 2008. She facilitates Antarctic science working from the McMurdo and South Pole stations and at remote field locations around the continent. She also oversees operations at McMurdo Station, the largest U.S. site in Antarctica, for a portion of every field season. Jessie has a bachelor's degree in earth and planetary sciences from Johns Hopkins University and a master's degree in geology from the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology. During her graduate studies, Jessie conducted three seasons of field research on magma chamber dynamics and volcanic gas geochemistry on Mount Erebus volcano in Antarctica. Jessie has two kids – Jack and Kate– who help her remember to catch fireflies and play in the dirt.



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