Technician, Airborne Sensor Operations (Remote Sensing)
Ivana has a broad interest in both technology and environmental sciences and she enjoys tinkering with instrumentation ranging from avionics to underwater mass spectrometers. She has a BS in Biology from the University of North Carolina and worked as a scientific diver for its Department of Marine Sciences, studying coral reef ecology, marine biogeochemistry and fluid mechanics. She was also a KC-135R crew chief (aircraft mechanic) in the Air Force Reserve and, before joining NEON, oversaw oceanographic instrumentation and research facilities at the Joint Applied Math and Marine Sciences Fluids Lab. A bittersweet departure from all things ocean, Ivana is excited to now be living near the Rocky Mountains and working for ecology from an airborne platform.