Marissa Dudek

Marissa Dudek
Department of Geological Sciences, 208


A.S., Science, Northern Virginia Community College, 2016
A.S., Social Science, Northern Virginia Community College, 2016
B.S., Geology and Environmental Science, James Madison University, 2019
Ph.D., Geological Sciences, UNC Chapel Hill, current

Research Interests

I am a Ph.D. student working with Dr. Ryan Mills and Dr. Tamlin Pavelsky. My research focuses on impact cratering and geologic processes of inner solar system terrestrial bodies.

Prior to my time at UNC, I was a NASA DEVELOP National Program participant at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, CA. While there, I used applied remote sensing to detect surface subsidence in California due to overpumping of the Central Valley aquifer, and in Fairbanks, Alaska due to permafrost thaw. My undergraduate research focused on building a theoretical crater size-frequency distribution for Venus to constrain the age of crustal resurfacing.