Outreach & Communications Coordinator
Terra Education and Outreach
Global Science and Technology
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Dr. Nyssa Rayne is an Outreach Coordinator on contract at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center through Global Science and Technology. She manages the Terra Mission website, providing the public with information and news about NASA’s flagship Earth Observing Satellite. Leveraging her background in geosciences and education, along with her past experiences in teaching, marketing and graphic design, Rayne’s goal is to clearly communicate the scientific complexities of Terra’s recent and upcoming orbital changes, including potential impacts to instrument data. She’s also planning outreach events and online activities that celebrate Terra’s 20+ years in orbit and inspire researchers to use novel Terra data in unique ways.
Rayne earned her Ph.D. in Geography from the University of Nevada Reno, along with Masters degrees in Operational Meteorology and Educational Equity & Diversity. Her research focus areas include urban meteorology, radar analysis, environmental justice, and diversity in STEM fields.