Amber Jean Kuss McCullum is a Research Scientist with the Bay Area Environmental Research Institute (BAERI) and currently works in the Earth Science Division at NASA Ames Research Center. Amber is primarily affiliated with the Applied Remote Sensing and Training (ARSET) Program funded under NASA’s Applied Sciences Division. Amber works with the ARSET team to conduct online webinars and in-person trainings in the fields of Ecological Forecasting and Wildfires. Prior to working with ARSET, Amber was the Center Lead for another capacity-building program called DEVELOP, where interns work in teams to solve real-world environmental issues through the use of remotely sensed data in collaboration with state and federal partners. Amber also has experience as a Staff Geologist for Environmental Resources Management (ERM). Amber holds a Ph.D. in Environmental Studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Her dissertation research focused on modeling persistence in streamflow sources for California reservoirs for improved water supply management under climate change. She holds as B.S. in Geology and Environmental Geoscience from the College of Charleston, and a M.S. in Geosciences from San Francisco State University.