Savannah Cooley

Applied Science Systems Engineer
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratories
Columbus Technologies

Former Intern at the Center for Spatial Studies (Summer 2015)

Savannah Cooley majored in Math and Geography at Clark University in Massachusetts and received an M.S. in Clark’s accelerated Master’s program in Geographic Information Science (GIS). The cross-disciplinary education Savannah pursued reflects her passion for the spatial relationships of natural and human systems and enabled her to use tools from many disciplines to investigate these systems. Cooley’s applications of GIS range from working with a non-profit in the Brazilian Atlantic Rainforest to build the region’s first web-based GIS application to working with the Central Massachusetts Regional Planning Commission, professors, and students to identify priority road segments to improve in order to increase Worcester County’s food system connectivity by using road condition data and modeling the routes farmers would take to go to farmer’s markets in the region given the road network.

Cooley’s internship at the Center for Spatial Studies focused on a project that partnered with the UCSB Library to coordinate an integration of spatial data into the university’s online GIS application. Having finished her education, she currently works in the Applied Science Systems Engineering group within the Instrument Software and Science Data Systems Section at NASA-JPL in Pasadena, CA.