The skills that have prepared me for my work were:
1. a geology background and an understanding of the history of the solar system
2. understanding computers! I don’t have too much of a coding background but it has helped to learn the basics of Python and Unix
3. an artistic eye – this is really important for working with space images. We’re not looking to make things “pretty” but we have to know how to make images meaningful for us as scientists, and this helps us with what processing we do
4. cooperation! Everything in space science relies on teams and teams of people. You have to learn how to get along with others, ask for help, and offer help all the time.