Jessie Christiansen is a Research Scientist at the NASA Exoplanet Science Institute and Deputy Lead of the NASA Exoplanet Archive. Jessie is currently working heavily on the new NASA spacecraft mission, TESS: the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, which offers opportunities for student and amateur contributions to the hunt for the first candidate Earth-sized planet beyond our solar system. She is also committed to increasing diversity and support for under-represented minorities in our community, especially women in STEM.

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