Hello there! My name is Sheridan Ackiss and I am a graduate student studying planetary science. I am currently located in West Lafayette, Indiana at Purdue University. There, I do a number of different things but they all center around planetary geology and education/public outreach.
I grew up in Murphy, North Carolina, a quaint little town nestled in the Great Smokey Mountains. I attended high school in an Atlanta suburb and then moved into the city for college. In 2012, I graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics. While at Georgia Tech, I interned at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center with Dr. David Chuss and then transitioned into research through the university with Professor James Wray studying the surface of Mars. Post graduation, I worked with the Compact Reconnaissance Imaging Spectrometer for Mars (CRISM) team focusing on both research and education/public outreach. Now, I am a graduate student at Purdue University pursing a Ph.D. in Planetary Science.
If you have any questions, please feel free to ask! You can reach me through email or social media.