Stephanie leads the Applied Science System Engineering Group at NASA-JPL/Caltech, and is the Program Strategist for NASA’s Western Water Applications Office (WWAO). In her twenty-five years at JPL, she’s worked in Earth science remote sensing research activities, and science software development. In 2012, she served as a NASA special advisor to the Office of Science and Technology at the United States Agency for International Development in Washington DC. While at USAID, she was on the team that organized a “data jam” for agriculture held at the White House in 2013.
More recently, she led NASA two research projects that developed a remote sensing-based modeling framework and built capacity in the use satellite geospatial data for monitoring drought and agricultural yield in Africa and Southeast Asia. Stephanie continues to work with a broad set of non-traditional remote sensing data users to understand their needs and expand the benefit and value of NASA’s geospatial data. She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Redlands, CA, and a Master of Science Degree from the Claremont Graduate University.