Kelly Jemison is an American academic geologist specializing in Antarctic diatoms. She studied at Florida State University. She has participated in the ANDRILL (ANtarctic geological DRILLing) project. In 2011, she was awarded the Antarctica Service Medal.
The Antarctica Service Medal; awarded by the United States Government. Aside from Kelly Jemison, only 11 others were awarded this honour since the award's conception in 1960 by the United States Congress. This distinction recognizes both military service personnel and civilians that served in Antarctica either for research or defence purposes benefitting the United States of America.