Dr Veronica Bray

About Me

I am a Planetary Scientist at the University of Arizona and Targeting Specialist for the HiRISE camera on board the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. After gaining an MSci degree in Planetary Science from University College London in 2004, I went on to Imperial College London to study for my Doctorate in Impact Cratering on the icy satellites of Jupiter.  Whilst at Imperial I worked for 10 months at the Lunar and Planetary carrying out mapping and analysis of fractures on Enceladus.  After completing the research for my doctorate in 2008 I was offered and took up the post of postdoctoral research associate at the University of Arizona. I now remain at the UofA as an associate staff scientist working with the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LROC), High Resolution Imaging Experiment (HiRISE), Cassini ISS and New Horizons science teams. Outside of research I am also an adjunct lecturer of astrobiology and take photos of Mars as a targeting specialist for the HiRISE.

Outside of my academic work, whilst living in the UK I was a keen archer and co-founded The University of London Archers. Since moving to the United States I spend much of my leisure time running, painting and backpacking.

(From left to right):  Field shooting with the London Archers, PhD graduation at the Royal Albert Hall, backpacking in Aravaipa Canyon, after finishing the 5K Warrior Dash. Good clean fun!

Fieldwork at Meteor Crater, Arizona

Email: vjbray@lpl.arizona.edu

Office Phone: (1) 520 626 1967

Lunar and Planetary Laboratory,
Sonett Space Sciences Building,
1541 E. University Blvd.,
Tucson, AZ 85721

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