Gwen is a first-year PhD student in the Physics Department of the University of California Berkeley. She received a Bachelor’s of Arts in Physics and Astronomy from the University of Colorado Boulder in 2017. She has been a member of the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution MissioN (MAVEN) Science Team since 2016. Her research focuses on plasma physics in the magnetospheres and ionospheres of unmagnetized Solar System bodies. She is also very interested in public outreach as well as improving diversity, inclusivity, and equity throughout the sciences.