Jessica V. Fayne

Jessica V. Fayne is a Ph.D. candidate and NASA Earth System Science Fellow (NESSF) in the Department of Geography at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She is also a visiting student researcher at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL). Her research interests are remote sensing and modeling of surface water hydrology, including developing high quality reference datasets to validate remote sensing algorithms and algorithm development for remote sensing hydrology satellite systems. Her current activities are calibration and validation of novel inland water digital elevation products in support of the upcoming Surface Water and Ocean Topography (SWOT) satellite mission, through acquisition of extensive SWOT-like data across Alaska and western Canada from the AirSWOT airborne platform, as part of the NASA Arctic-Boreal Vulnerability Experiment (ABoVE). Jessica has a BA in Political Science from Hampton University (HBCU), a Grad.Cert. in International Relations from American Universitym and a MS in Geographic Information Science/Remote Sensing from George Mason University.


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