Gabbie Ledesma

BS Geology '20, Iowa State University


Dept:Geological And Atmospheric Sciences


Gabbie majored in Geology with a chemistry minor. She investigated trace element signatures of lacustrine manganese deposits on Earth in order to interpret the origin and mineralogy of similar deposits in Gale crater, Mars, which is currently being investigated by NASA's Curiosity mission.

Funding: College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, Dean's High Impact Award, Iowa Space Grant