Jennifer Lacey


Career History and Highlights

Jenn has been with the USGS since 1999. In 2003, Jenn became the Project Manager of the NASA Land Processes Distributed Active Archive Center at EROS, where she managed the archive and distribution of the NASA EOS land data products, Jenn was selected as the Branch Chief of the Observing Systems Branch in 2009. In this role, she was responsible for the operations of the Landsat satellites, development of the ground system for future missions, new partnerships for satellite imagery, calibration, and validation of satellite data, as well as the National Land Imaging Requirements effort. Jenn has also served on a detail to NOAA, working at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center on the GOES-R mission. In her most recent role, Jenn served as Deputy Regional Director for Midcontinent region.



Jenn has a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in mathematics from the University of South Dakota and has worked toward her doctorate in geospatial science and engineering at South Dakota State University. In her off hours, she enjoys cooking, hiking, and spending time with their grown kids when they're together.