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Suzie, 33

Associate Professor of Planetary Science - Leicester

Suzie is a 33-year-old associate professor of Planetary Science at the University of Leicester. She has held posts at NASA Goddard Space Flight Centre and the University of Michigan, and is currently involved in instrument design and operation for ESA’s next mission to Mercury. Suzie is also an elite rower and a highly-experienced mountaineer. She has written computer code to identify and map unclimbed peaks in the Andes and Himalayas before setting off to climb them herself. Suzie has been interested in space from a young age, and has spent her academic career looking at our solar system – her current research looks at Mercury’s magnetosphere.