Dr. Rhiannon Mayne
Curator of the Oscar E. Monnig Meteorite Collection and Gallery
Phone: 817-257-MARS (6277)
Dr. Mayne was born in the UK and, like many other children, dreamt of becoming an astronaut when ‘grown up.’ However, realism set in during her high school years – it did not seem sensible to launch someone into space who could get travel sick on a swing. Dr. Mayne abandoned her dreams of space and went to Edinburgh University to study Geology instead. While at Edinburgh, she listened to a talk from a visiting professor on meteorites and realized there was a career that could combine her love of rocks and space. She went on to get her Ph.D. from the University of Tennessee and spent a year working at the Smithsonian before joining TCU.
Dr. Rhiannon Mayne is currently also serving as the Interim Gallery Educator.