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Near Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
ROSALY LOPES-GAUTIER, Ph. D., came to the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in 1989 as a Resident Research Associate sponsored by the National Research Council to pursue postdoctoral studies in planetary volcanology. She became a Member of the Technical Staff in 1991, working as a Science Coordinator for the Galileo Near Infrared Mapping Spectrometer. Rosaly was born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from where she left at the age of 18 to study Astronomy at the University of London. She graduated in 1978 and stayed on at University College London to pursue graduate studies in planetary geology and volcanology. After completing her Ph.D. in 1985, she became Deputy Curator of Astronomy at the Old Royal Observatory at Greenwich and later, Acting Head of Astronomy. Realizing that what she really wanted was to help make history rather than study it, she made a bold career move, leaving her tenured position in England to accept the two-year associateship at JPL. The move paid off: the associateship led to her current position on the NIMS team, she is still pursuing research in volcanology, and has also become a member of the Hermes Discovery proposal to Mercury study. Rosaly is active in women's issues and has become a member of the JPL Director Advisory Council for Women. Rosaly work on Galileo consists mostly planning implementing NIMS science observations Io. She is also deputy chief coordinator NIMS. married to astronomer Nick Gautier they have one son. In her little spare time, enjoys writing lecturing about general public travelling, particularly places which volcanoes.