Hello! I am a planetary scientist with a background in geomorphology, statistical analyses, and geophysical modeling. I study the Kuiper belt object, Haumea; cryovolcanism on Pluto's biggest moon, Charon; the internal structure of small asteroids; the geology and astrobiological potential of Jupiter's moon Europa; a potential mission to Venus called VALENTInE; and the diversity of exoplanets. If you are curious to know more, read on! 


Haumea's Internal Evolution

My work focuses on how Haumea's internal geophysical and geochemical evolution have changed its observable characteristics and shaped it into its present state.

Cryovolcanism on Charon: How and When?

This is a new project funded through the Solar System Workings program (NASA ROSES) in July 2021. I am the Science PI.

Europa's Microfeatures

A short description of the work I've done on Europa's smallest observable features (prior to Europa Clipper imaging) and what they imply for Europa's subsurface structure.

Asteroid 25143 Itokawa and Other Small Bodies

What makes Itokawa such an unusual asteroid?

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Management Initiatives

The work I've done professionally beyond scientific research.

The non-scientific professional work of Dr. Jessica Noviello


Scientists are inherently storytellers, and people want to listen to stories. This is a collection of some stories I've told. Please see my CV for a complete list.


I'm a serious amateur paleontologist too! Here are some of my paleontology adventures.


These are some of the things I do in my spare time to try to make society more equitable, fair, just, and diverse.