Jemma Davidson

Tucson, AZ, US
Field of Work 
Other
Company 
University of Arizona
Job Title or "Student" 
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Education 
Durham University, Open University
Degree 
Planetary Science
Education Level 
PhD
Profile Biography 
Jemma Davidson is a planetary scientist who studies some of the oldest meteorites known to man. She was born in England, undertook an undergraduate degree in Geology, followed by a PhD in planetary science. She now works as a Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Arizona where she studies carbonaceous chondrites (a carbon-rich group of meteorites that may hold clues to the origin of life). She is also a science collaborator on the OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission.

She grew up with a photo of Apollo astronaut Jack Schmidt on her bedroom wall with the dream that she'd one day get to study Moon rock. Jemma worked on Apollo samples as part of an undergraduate research project and believes you can achieve anything you set your mind to. When she's not doing science, she loves to read and hike with her husband and two dogs.
Interests 
Writing/blogging, Working outdoors, Pets, Reading, Travel
Race & Ethnicity 
White
Level of Participation 
Online role model
My Experience 
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Availability 
No Preference
Program Affiliation 
None

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