Jessica N Welch

ORNL DAAC Science Communications Lead

Since September 2018, Jessica has served as Science Communications Lead for the ORNL DAAC (Distributed Active Archive Center), NASA's Earth Observing System data center for terrestrial biogeochemistry and ecological dynamics observations. In addition to writing articles, recording tutorials and webinars, and coordinating workshops, she processes new datasets and writes computer programs to enhance data usability and services.

Jessica holds a PhD in Conservation Biology from the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Tennessee. When she's not working at the ORNL DAAC or collaborating on academic publications, she plays Ultimate with her friends.