Raquel Nuno

M Wade Holler

Raquel Nuno is a Planetary Scientist and PhD candidate in Planetary Geology at UCLA. Raquel researches impact cratering processes on the Moon and Mars. She is on the Science Team of NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) Diviner instrument. A passionate science communicator, Raquel has written dozens of blog posts for NASA’s LRO Camera blog, was featured on popular science podcasts Ologies and Talk Nerdy, and assists with production on the award winning science YouTube channel Veritasium which has over 7 million subscribers around the world. Hoping to demystify what a scientist is and does, Raquel shares her life as a scientist and mom on her Instagram account @TheSpaceGeologist with over 21.7 thousand followers. Raquel has a bachelor’s degree in Geophysics and Space Physics and a master’s degree in Planetary Geology. She previously interned at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics, and is a US Air Force Veteran. You can usually find her looking for cool rocks with her husband and 3 children.