Carina A. Bennett
Carina A. Bennettis a Project Manager and Software Engineer in the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory at the University of Arizona. She holds a B.A. in Media Arts and Creative Writing, a B.S. in Computer Science, and a M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Arizona as well as a M.F.A in Film Production from the University of Iowa. She is a collaborator on the OSIRIS-REx mission to Bennu and previously worked as a Senior Image Processing Engineer as part of the mission’s Image Processing Working Group, where she developed software to automate the production of controlled mosaics and thematic maps for the mission. She has extensive experience working with images of irregularly shaped small planetary bodies and has advised the US Geological Survey’s Astrogeology Science Center on the capabilities required to successfully implement 3-D shape model support. In 2019 Bennett was awarded the OSIRIS-REx PI Award of Distinction and has been nominated for a Rocky Mountain Regional Emmy for her video production work.