Jaycee is a physical scientist with the U.S. Geological Survey Global Marine Mineral Resources project. She assists in the research of deep ocean minerals within the U.S. Exclusive Economic Zone and throughout the Earth’s oceans. Jaycee helps process core and rock samples, as well as the geochemical characterization of marine mineral samples. In 2022, she joined a cruise to the Escanaba Trough where the team collected extensive geologic, geochemical, and biological samples, as well as tested new seafloor mapping techniques. Prior to her role as a physical scientist, Jaycee was a contactor for USGS and helped develop a machine learning model that carries out image segmentation to assist in extracting information about how coasts and other natural settings change overtime. Jaycee has a B.S. in Earth Sciences with a concentration in geology from UC Santa Cruz.