Kelsey Prissel

Houston, TX, US
Field of Work 
Jacobs/JETS contract
Job Title or "Student" 
Research Scientist
Washington University in St. Louis
Earth and Planetary Science
Education Level 
Profile Biography 
Kelsey is a research scientist at NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. She studies volcanic rocks from the Moon and other planets. Her daily work involves conducting laboratory experiments that simulate the interiors of planets in order to help us understand how planets form and evolve through time.

Kelsey is originally from Indiana. She attended Brown University in Rhode Island for her undergraduate degree (Bachelor in Sciences, Honors). She obtained her PhD from Washington University in St. Louis, and moved to D.C. for her post-doctoral position at the Carnegie Institution for Science Earth and Planets Laboratory. In her free time, Kelsey enjoys playing softball and other sports, baking cookies, and watching movies with her family.
Working outdoors, Pets, Video games, Sports
Race & Ethnicity 
Level of Participation 
In-school visit, Online role model
My Experience 
I am a new Role Model.
No Preference
Fun demonstrations or materials, Hands-on activities for students, Identifying other role models, Online Mentoring (email or Skype)
Program Affiliation 

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