Chippie Kislik is fascinated by the applications of remote sensing in water quality analysis and resource management. As a previous manager of the DEVELOP Program at the NASA Ames Research Center, as well as a Fulbright researcher in Ecuador, Chippie has utilized satellite imagery and GIS to conduct studies related to harmful algal blooms, forest health, and fire risk. Chippie’s current research focuses on how unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs, also known as drones) can detect algae and macrophytes in freshwater systems of California. She completed her Bachelor’s degree at UC Berkeley as a Conservation and Resource Studies major and Geospatial Information Science and Technology minor, and has returned to Cal for more. She is a recipient of the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP), and a member of the NSF-funded Data Science for the 21st Century (DS421) program. Chippie enjoys engaging in environmental education, as well as hiking, whistling, speaking Spanish, and watching a good Wes Anderson film.