is a Center Lead for the
NASA Applied Sciences
DEVELOP Program Office
at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland.
She has an undergraduate degree in Environmental Science and Policy,
with a concentration in Wildlife Ecology, from the University of Maryland, College Park.
She is currently pursing a Graduate Degree in Geospatial Information Sciences,
also at the University of Maryland.
Since 2009, she has worked with the DEVELOP Program as a student researcher
and a Goddard DEVELOP Center Lead.
In her project management role, she oversees the functioning of the DEVELOP
Program at GSFC.
Her duties include creation of project proposals, hiring and managing of intern
research teams, relations with GSFC and the DEVELOP National program office,
and relations with partner agencies and organizations.
Additionally, she participates in DEVELOP research involving ecological forecasting
and invasive species modeling.
The Applied Sciences Program, part of NASA's Earth Science Division,
focuses on conducting projects that utilize NASA Earth science research
and satellite observations, model predictive capabilities, and
technology to demonstrate operational decision-making benefits in a
variety of application areas. Leveraging the national investment in
Earth satellite observation systems, the Applied Sciences Program seeks
to increase the benefits to society through the widest practical use of
NASA research and to bridge the gap between NASA technology and the
The NASA Applied Sciences DEVELOP Program is a NASA Science Mission
Directorate training and development program that extends the benefits
of NASA Earth science research and technology to society.
Consistent with the goals of the Applied Sciences Program, DEVELOP
students conduct research in areas that examine how NASA technology can
benefit partner organizations and construct projects that focus on the
practical application of NASA's Earth Science research results. Every
project is carefully selected to address at least one of the Applied
Sciences focus areas, to use NASA's Earth Science satellite
observations, and to meet partners' needs. DEVELOP is unique in that
students focus on community concerns and public policy impacts in their
Additional information on DEVELOP can be found at