Samarpita Sarkar received her B.Sc. (Hons.) degree in Geology in 2013 from the Presidency College, University of Calcutta, India and her M.Sc. degree in Applied Geology in 2015 from the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai, India. For about a year she worked as a Project Associate in the Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad in a PLANEX project focusing on planetary geology of Mars using high resolution optical and hyperspectral data and also thermal imageries from different Mars missions. She joined Space Application ISRO, Ahmedabad in 2017 and presently focuses on hyperspectral remote sensing for mineral exploration and synthetic aperture radar data for geoarcheology.