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Marissa Dudek

Marissa Dudek
Mitchell Hall, CB#3315


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

Research Interests

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 over-pumping 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.