For the past nine years, Jennifer Jencks has been working at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) in Boulder, Colorado. She is the director of the IHO Data Center for Digital Bathymetry, leads the NCEI Ocean and Coastal Mapping Team, manages global marine geophysical data archives, and is actively involved with many national and international seafloor mapping projects. Before joining NCEI, Jennifer worked offshore for the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program and for a geophysical consulting firm in California. She earned her B.S. in Geological Engineering from the University of Mississippi and M.S. in Ocean Engineering from the University of Rhode Island.