Jessica V. Fayne

Jessica Fayne is a Ph.D. candidate and Future Investigators in NASA Earth and Space Science and Technology (FINESST) Fellow in the UCLA Department of Geography.  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 develop and validate remote sensing algorithms for hydrologic satellite systems. Her Ph.D. research supports the upcoming Surface Water and Ocean Topography (SWOT) satellite mission, through study of novel AirSWOT inland water digital elevation products collected by the NCRL across Alaska and western Canada as part of the NASA Arctic-Boreal Vulnerability Experiment (ABoVE). Prior to her Ph.D. Jessica earned a BA in Political Science from Hampton University (HBCU), a Grad. Cert. in International Relations from American University, and a M.S. in Geographic Information Science/Remote Sensing from George Mason University.






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