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Julia DeMarines

About Julia DeMarines

Julia DeMarines, M.Sc., is a Planetary Science PhD student at Hampton University in Virginia, as well as a co-founder of, and an avid science communicator. Her most notable science communication endeavor is Space in Your Face!, a hilarious, over-the-top informal educational program held in Denver. Previously she was working as an education officer on board the JOIDES Resolution scientific research vessel. Prior to that she worked at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science as the Research Assistant to the Curator of Astrobiology (David Grinspoon) on constraints for life on Titan as well as E/PO for the Mars Science Lab's instrument called Radiation Assessment Detector (RAD) currently on Mars. In 2011, she received her M.Sc in Space Studies from the International Space University in Strasbourg, France. She received her undergraduate degree in Astronomy with a minor in Geology from the University of Colorado. Her research focus has been primarily on the remote detection of biosignatures on extrasolar atmospheres, social implications of Astrobiology and messaging to Extraterrestrial Intelligence (METI). Outside of science, you might find Julia taking photographs, trail running, bike riding, cooking up a vegan storm, sleeping in obscure places, wearing astronomically enhanced clothing, and cracking Uranus jokes.