Jessica started with the USGS as a Mendenhall Postdoctoral Researcher in 2014.
Jessica's broad research interests center on the analysis of landscape change using remote sensing data. Past projects have included tracking the vegetative trajectories of areas recovering from fire events, both in the semi-arid, high-elevation forests of Arizona and the boreal forests of Alaska. Additional recent work includes examining surface inundation patterns via Landsat and MODIS imagery as part of the PLACE project (Patterns in the Landscape - Analyses of Cause and Effect).
Education and Certifications
2012 - Ph.D. Geospatial and Environmental Analysis, Virginia Tech
2000 - M.A. Geography, University of Arizona, Tucson
1991 - B.A. Applied Math, Williams College