Marcella YANT

Lockheed Martin CorporationPlanetary Research Scientist, Deep Space Exploration

Marcella Yant is a Planetary Research Scientist at Lockheed Martin Space. She earned two Bachelors of Science in Biology and Geology from Indiana University in 2012 and a PhD in Geoscience from Stony Brook University in 2017. After graduation, Marcella spent two years as a postdoctoral fellow at Johns Hopkins University working with the NASA SSERVI team, Project ESPRESSO. She is a Native in STEM and works to advance diversity and inclusion efforts. Her background is in infrared spectroscopy of planetary surfaces (experimental work, remote-sensing, and field analogs) and the integration of handheld instruments for field geology and human exploration.