Dr. Claudia Alexander is a planetary scientist specializing in geophysics who serves as project manager for the U.S. portion of the international Rosetta mission. She was previously the final project manager for the Galileo mission and staff scientist for the Cassini project. Dr. Alexander has worked on the technical staff at Jet Propulsion Laboratory as well as for the United States Geological Survey and NASA. She has written or co-authored 14 papers.

"I also strongly believe that science is no longer a vocation where an individual sits in a darkened lab with his instruments, tinkering away at some big question.  Science is collaborative, and will become more so."

Source: Interview -- Women in Planetary Science