Future Investigator in NASA Earth and Space Science and Technology (FINESST)
Rosanna Neuhausler is a Geography Ph.D. Candidate at UC Berkeley in the Environmental System Dynamics Lab. Her research uses satellite imagery to quantify human development pressure on coral reefs. She was recently awarded 3 years of funding from NASA to conduct a statistical exploration of spatial determinants of coral bleaching across the Pacific Ocean, and for the development of a data pipeline for the study itself. Concurrent to her Ph.D. program, she completed a designated emphasis (Ph.D. minor) in Computational and Data Science and Engineering, as well as a two year National Science Foundation traineeship: Data Science for the 21st Century. In 2016, she received her B.A. in Urban Studies and B.S. in Conservation and Resources Studies at UC Berkeley. Rosanna was born in Switzerland, grew up in Michigan, and has worked abroad in Hong Kong and the UK. In concert with her research, she is currently working on a startup through SkyDeck’s HotDesk Incubator program to advance methods in coral reef surveying using autonomous surface vehicles.
Rosanna presented at the Zimbabwe Jobs of Tomorrow program on July 16th, 2020.