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Jessica Burnett
Jessica Burnett

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Dr. Jessica Burnett, a wildlife ecologist and data scientist, joined NASA as an AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow in August 2022. She earned her Ph.D. in Applied Ecology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2019, and her M.S. and B.Sc. in Wildlife Ecology and Conservation from the University of Florida. Before her tenure at NASA, she was a Mendenhall Postdoctoral Research Fellow and Research Ecologist with the U.S. Geological Survey. With her disciplinary expertise in wildlife ecology and data science, she brings a unique perspective and a passion for biodiversity science and ecological conservation in North America. To date, her contributions to NASA have generated broader awareness and sought to incorporate feedback from individuals, organizations, and institutions across the fish and wildlife conservation community.

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Why do you contribute to AEOIP? I participate to broaden the use and improve the usefulness of NASA data, tools, and expertise for forest and rangeland management. 

How has AEOIP helped you and your organization? AEOIP helps keep our team apprised of USFS science needs and management priorities.

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