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Meenakshi Wadhwa is the director of the Center for Meteorite Studies and a professor of geological sciences in the School of Earth and Space Exploration, both at Arizona State University. She is also a research associate at The Field Museum in Chicago.
As director of the Center for Meteorite Studies at Arizona State University, Wadhwa oversees the curation of one of the largest university-based meteorite collections, and a variety of research and educational activities. During her career, she served as a science team member on a number of NASA planetary science missions including Genesis, Mars Science Laboratory, OSIRIS-REx, and Sample Collection for Investigation of Mars (SCIM).