I am a research scientist at the Southwest Research Institute in San Antonio, TX.
I study the atmosphere of the giant planets, mostly Jupiter and Saturn. Studying their atmospheres tells us how these planets interact with their local environment and how they respond to seasonal changes. Most of the research is done using ground-based and space-based platform, such as radiotelescopes (ALMA and IRAM-30m) or the Juno mission.
I am part of NASA's Juno mission, in orbit around Jupiter since 2016. Juno is designed to study Jupiter from its deep interior to its outer magnetosphere. I study the interaction of Jupiter's magnetic and its atmosphere, leading to the brightest aurora in the entire solar system. I am also involved in the ESA's JUICE mission, expected to arrive in the Jupiter system by 2030.
Image sequence caught by NASA's Juno mission, as it swoops by Jupiter. Image credits: NASA/SWRI/MSSS/Gerald Eichstadt/Sean Doran