Dr. Jasmine Bayron
"It seems to me that the natural world is the greatest source of excitement; the greatest source of visual beauty, the greatest source of intellectual interest. It is the greatest source of so much in life that makes life worth living."
-Sir David Attenborough
I'm a meteorite petrologist based in NYC with an insatiable curiosity about the natural world. It is my personal mission to not only satiate that curiosity through my own research, but to nurture that curiosity in others through public outreach and education. In my free time, I'm a casual tennis player, ardent cinephile, and an enthusiast of Finnish culture.
My research mainly focuses on extracting information from primitive carbonaceous meteorites that can help foster a deeper understanding of the chemical, isotopic, and mineralogical composition of their parent bodies and the Solar System's early history. I am currently affiliated with the American Museum of Natural History, NASA's OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission, and the City University of New York.