Erin Leonard

Curriculum Vitae

Erin J. Leonard

Email: erinleonard@ucla.edu

Address:
Earth, Planetary and Space Sciences
595 Charles Young Drive East
Los Angeles, CA 90095

EDUCATION:

University of California, Los Angeles
PhD, Planetary Geology
Passed Department Qualifying Exam in June 2016Fall 2014-Present

University of California, Berkeley
BS, Astrophysics and Planetary ScienceFall 2010-Spring 2014

 
AWARDS and GRANTS:

NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship (Planetary Science) Awardee
Proposal Title: Investigating the Mechanical Origin of Ridge-Trough Systems on Icy Satellites with Geomorphologic Mapping and Analogue Experiments

UCLA Grad Slam Finalist – Enceladus: Hot or Cold?
Spring 2017
Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nCg6QI2cyV8

Paul M. Furukawa Memorial Fellowship
Selected Fall 2016, awarded Spring 2017

Excellence in Teaching Award
Awarded Fall 2016 by University of California, Los Angeles

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Honorable Mention          
Awarded Spring 2016

Graduate Fellowship and TAship
University of California, Los Angeles; Fall 2014-Present

 
RESEARCH and PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Graduate Fellow (GF), Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of TechnologySummer 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017Advisor: Robert Pappalardo
Executive Secretary for ColdTech Grant Proposals, NASA. Fall 2016.

Planetary Interiors Short Course Scholar and Travel Awardee, International School of Space Science (ISSS), L’Aquila, Italy. Summer 2016.

Graduate Student Research (GSR), University of California Los Angeles, Fall 2014-present. Advisor: An Yin.

JPL Visiting Student Researcher (JVSRP), Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of TechnologyFall 2014-Present. Advisor: Robert Pappalardo

Undergraduate Student Researcher (USRP), Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of TechnologySummer 2013Advisor: Benjamin Greenhagen.

Undergraduate Researcher in Astrophysics, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, CA. Fall 2012-Spring 2014. Advisor: Alex Filippenko.

 
TEACHING EXPERIENCE:

Teaching Assistant, Incoming Graduate Student Seminar (EPSS 495) 
University of California Los Angeles; Fall 2016

Teaching Assistant, Solar System (EPSS 9)
University of California Los Angeles; Winter 2015, 2016

Teaching Assistant, Oceanography (EPSS 15)
University of California Los Angeles; Spring 2015, 2016

Grader, Introduction to Earthquakes (EPS 15)
University of California Berkeley; Fall 2013

 

PUBLICATIONS

Leonard, E. J., Pappalardo, R.T. and Yin, A., 2018. Analysis of very-high-resolution Galileo images and implications for resurfacing mechanisms on Europa. Icarus.

Leonard, E. J., Patthoff, D. A., and Senske, D. A. (in review). The Global Geologic Map of Europa, submitted to Icarus.

Leonard, E. J., Yin, A., and Pappalardo, R. T. (in prep). Constraining the Viscosity of Enceladus’s Ice Shell Through the Crater Islands

 

INVITED PRESENTATIONS

I.C.E. Presentation - Icy Collaboration and Exchange Group at JPL - January 15th, 2018

Europa Clipper Science Series - July 13th, 2018

GSA 2018

 

PRESENTATIONS

Leonard, E. J., D. A. Patthoff, D.A. Senske, G. Collins (2018). The Europa Global Geologic Map. Oral presentation delivered at the USGS Mapper’s Meeting in Knoxville, TN, June 2018.

Leonard, E. J., Morales, K.M., Yin, A. and Pappalardo, R.T., 2018, March. Ridges, Ridges Everywhere: A Physical Analogue Modeling Approach to Analyzing Ridge Formation on Icy Satellites. Oral presentation delivered at LPSC in The Woodlands, TX, March, 2018.

Leonard E. J., Patthoff, D.A., Senske, D. and Collins, G.C., (2017) The First USGS Global Geologic Map of Europa. Poster presentation delivered at AGU in New Orleans, LA. Dec. 2017

Leonard, E. J., D. A. Patthoff, D.A. Senske, G. Collins (2017). USGS Global Geologic Map of Europa: A Work in Progress. Oral presentation delivered at the USGS Mapper’s Meeting in Flagstaff, AZ, June 2017.

E.J. Leonard, A. Yin, and R.T. Pappalardo (2017). Constraining the Viscosity of Enceladus’s Ice Shell through the Crater Islands. Oral presentation delivered at the Lunar Planetary Space Conference (LPSC) Spring Meeting, The Woodlands, TX, March 2017.

E.J. Leonard, A. Yin, and R.T. Pappalardo, D.A. (2016). Constraining the Viscosity of Enceladus’s Ice Shell through the Crater Islands. Poster presentation delivered at Planetary Interiors Short Course, L’Aquila, Italy, September 2016. 

E.J. Leonard, A. Yin, and R.T. Pappalardo, D.A. (2016). Constraining the Viscosity of Enceladus’s Ice Shell Through the Crater Islands. Poster presentation delivered at Enceladus Conference, Boulder, CO, June 2016.

E.J. Leonard, A. Yin, R.T. Pappalardo, D.A. Patthoff, and J. Lin (2016). Analyzing Surface Structures on Icy Satellites: A Physical Analogue Modeling Approach. Oral presentation delivered at the Lunar Planetary Space Conference (LPSC) Spring Meeting, The Woodlands, TX, March 2016.

E.J. Leonard, R.T. Pappalardo, A. Yin, D.A. Patthoff, and P. Schenk (2015). High-Resolution Topography on Europa: Ridged Plains and Other Structures. Oral presentation delivered at the American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA., December 2015.

E.J. Leonard, A. Yin, R.T. Pappalardo, D.A. Patthoff, P. Schenk and L.M. Prockter (2015). Structural analysis of very-high-resolution Galileo images of Europa: Implications for surface evolution. Poster presentation delivered at the Lunar Planetary Space Conference (LPSC) Spring Meeting, The Woodlands, TX March 2015.

E.J. Leonard, R.T. Pappalardo, A. Yin, D.A. Patthoff, and L.M. Prockter (2014). Analysis of very-high-resolution Galileo images of Europa: Implications for small-scale structure and surface evolution. Oral presentation delivered at the American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA., December 2014.

E.J. Leonard, B.T. Greenhagen, P. Hayne, and M. Siegler (2013). The porosity of lunar soil and its effects on surface temperature. Poster presentation delivered at the American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA., December 2013.