Jane is a geographer with the Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center who specializes in spatial data science within the marine environment.
I use geospatial tools and analysis in wide-ranging applications to help understand patterns in the physical and biological phenomena of the ocean from coastal to deep benthic ecosystems. I support oceanographic research activities at the USGS Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center as well as across other federal agencies through our collaborative research agreements with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management and other non-federal organizations. In addition, I am responsible for managing spatial data within a geographic information system (GIS) and using online GIS-centric web applications for sharing our science broadly with project partners and the public.
• 2022—present: Geographer, USGS Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center, Santa Cruz CA
• 2020—2022: Contractor, USGS Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center, Santa Cruz, CA
• 2019—2020: Lecturer, Department of Biology, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA
• 2016—2019: Graduate Student Researcher & Teaching Associate, Department of Geography and the Environment, Department of Biology, San Francisco State University
Education and Certifications
• M.S. Marine Science, 2019, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA
• B.S. General Science, minor in Biology, 2016, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR
• Certificate in Geographic Information Systems (GIS), 2020, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA
Science and Products
**Disclaimer: The views expressed in Non-USGS publications are those of the author and do not represent the views of the USGS, Department of the Interior, or the U.S. Government.