After her graduation in 2015, Jessie Moore attended Emory University and graduated in 2019 with a degree in Environmental Sciences with a minor in Earth and Atmospheric Sciences.
She was a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Intern at the Emory Center for Digital Scholarship and worked in a paleoclimatology lab at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Jessie also was actively involved with the Emory Climate Organization working on research projects on the Georgia Barrier Islands, studying erosion on the Georgia coastline.
Jessie obtained her Master’s in Applied Remote Sensing with applications in Ocean Sciences at the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences while working as a Teacher Assistant for Graduate Level Intro to Marine Geographic Info-Systems. She now works as an Ocean Scientist at Global Science and Technology, Inc. with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Center for Satellite Applications and Research (STAR) in College Park, Maryland. Jessie uses satellite imagery to observe the sea surface under hurricane or typhoon conditions to improve forecasting.
Thanks to scientists like Jessie, hurricane forecasting is continuously improving, and the sooner they can access accurate information about a storm’s location and intensity, the better the chances to minimize the storm’s impact.
Jessie, Robinson is very proud of you!