Senior Support Scientist, NASA Earth Science Division/ Arctic Slope Technical Services
Allison Leidner is a scientist in NASA’s Earth Science Division, where she leads programs related to biodiversity research and ecological forecasting applications, and serves as a liaison to the conservation remote-sensing community. Allison has also been recognized for her work coordinating NASA’s involvement in the National Climate Assessment, a U.S. Global Change Research Program activity that synthesizes advances in climate change science and assesses the impacts of climate change across the country.
Allison started her NASA career as an AAAS Science & Technology Fellow, and is currently employed at NASA headquarters in Washington, DC via a contract with the Arctic Slope Technical Services. Earlier in her career she worked as a spatial conservation planner for The Nature Conservancy’s Caribbean Division. Allison was awarded bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Stanford University and she earned her Ph.D. in Zoology from North Carolina State University.