Dr. Britney Schmidt is an Associate Professor at Cornell University. She and her team develop robotic tools and instruments to study Earth’s poles and the planets. Exploring Earth’s ice shelves and glaciers and the oceans beneath them helps to capture the impacts of changing climate on the cryosphere, while understanding analogs for Ocean Worlds like Jupiter’s moon Europa. She received a B.S. in Physics from the University of Arizona, and PhD in Geophysics and Space Physics from UCLA. Britney has a long history of NASA spacecraft involvement, including the Europa Clipper mission and the LUVOIR Space Telescope, Europa Lander and Enceladus Orbilander concepts. She has conducted eight field seasons in Antarctica and one in the Arctic.
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