Itiya Aneece is currently a Research Geographer at the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in Flagstaff, AZ, USA.
At the USGS, she is working with the Western Geographic Science Center using hyperspectral and multispectral remote sensing to study globally dominant agricultural crops. She is also working on a variety of projects with the Astrogeology Science Center. Dr. Aneece earned a PhD in Environmental Sciences from the University of Virginia, where she conducted her dissertation research on studying the impacts of invasive plant species on secondary successional dynamics in abandoned agricultural fields using ground-level hyperspectral remote sensing. She has also recently completed a Mendenhall Postdoctoral Fellowship within the Western Geographic Science Center, in which she studied crops using Hyperion hyperspectral satellite data in Google Earth Engine.