Tassia Owen is senior communications specialist on contract at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. Owen has worked in education, outreach and communications in a number of capacities, as the content manager for a physics outreach website and as a classroom teacher and museum educator. Owen is a certified science and English teacher, having taught both middle and high school classes. In addition, she is pursuing her masters in geoscience through Mississippi State University, hoping to focus her energy on science writing, combining her passion for writing with her interest in science. Owen is also a member of the Aura education and public outreach team and previously worked as part of the Landsat education and public outreach team. She is an occassional contributor to the Earth Observatory and Earth Observer, but mainly generates content for terra.nasa.gov.
Owen, T. (2015, September) Santa Ana Vs. Summer Fires: MODIS Helps Determine Most Destructive. http://terra.nasa.gov/news/santa-ana-vs-summer-fires-modis-helps-determine-most-destructive
Owen, T. (2012, September 23). Oregon Rain Shadow: Image of the Day. http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=79247
Owen, T. (2012, July 7). Kalimantan, Borneo, Indonesia: Image of the Day. http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=78461
Owen, T. (2012, October 7). Cheyenne Bottoms in Drought : Image of the Day. http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=79337
Owen, T., & Hobish, M. (2015). 15@15: 15 Things Terra has Taught Us in Its 15 Years in Orbit. The Earth Observer,27 (1), 4-13. http://eospso.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/eo_pdfs/JanFeb2015_color_508.pdf">http://eospso.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/eo_pdfs/JanFeb2015_color_508.pdf">http://eospso.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/eo_pdfs/JanFeb2015_color_508.pdf
Owen, T. (2013). Landsat’s Critical Role in Managing Forest Fires. http://landsat.gsfc.nasa.gov/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/LandsatFireFactSheet.pdf
Owen, T. (2013). Ecosystems: Mapping the Western Pine Beetle. In Landsat: Continuing to Improve Everyday Life (pp. 40-49). http://landsat.gsfc.nasa.gov/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/Landsat_Improve_Life.pdf