Dr. Jody Vogeler joined the NREL research community as a Research Scientist in 2018 and holds an affiliate faculty status with the Department of Ecosystem Science and Sustainability. Jody’s passion for exploring and understanding natural systems began in her childhood playground of the Ozark Mountains and scenic rivers of Missouri and grew while pursing her B.S. degree in Fisheries and Wildlife from the University of Missouri-Columbia. During her undergraduate summers and for the several years following graduation, Jody explored the western US through various avian field research technician positions. She took this background in field wildlife research and began processing and exploring the utility of remote sensing datasets, specifically lidar and Landsat time series products, for characterizing forest wildlife habitat in her masters and PhD work (University of Idaho-Wildlife Resources and Oregon State University-Forest Science, respectively). Following her PhD, she completed a Post Doc position at OSU, and held a 3-year Research Associate position at University of Minnesota. In her research position here at NREL, Jody works to develop ways to use remote sensing to better understand wildlife-habitat relationships, advance our understanding of forest disturbance dynamics, and provide spatial products for various management and conservation applications.