Tanya Harrison

M Wade Holler

Dr. Tanya Harrison is the Manager of Science Programs at Planet Federal, the federal government arm of Planet Labs. She is also a “Professional Martian,” having spent the last decade working in mission operations for NASA’s Mars orbiters and rovers. She holds a Ph.D. in Geology with a Specialization in Planetary Science and Exploration from the University of Western Ontario, a Masters in Earth and Environmental Science from Wesleyan University, and a B.Sc. in Physics and Astronomy from the University of Washington. Tanya is also an avid science communicator, having made appearances on TV, radio, and podcasts around the world. You can find her prolifically tweeting about space, Mars, and inclusion in STEM on Twitter as @tanyaofmars.