Krista is broadly interested in planetary fluid dynamics. Her recent projects use numerical simulations to investigate the origin of Mercury’s magnetic field and the lunar dynamo, simulate convection and magnetic field generation within the deep interiors of Uranus and Neptune, and understand the geophysics of icy satellites with emphasis on Europa and Enceladus. Krista is also a science team member for the radar ice-penetrating instrument selected for the upcoming NASA Europa mission.
planetary interiors, fluid dynamics, magnetohydrodynamics
Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles
B.S., Florida Institute of Technology