Meet the Team

LaRCThe My NASA Data is found within the Science Directorate at NASA Langley Research Center (LaRC). It is comprised of nearly 200 facilities 764 acres in Hampton, Virginia, and employs about 3,400 civil servants and contractors. Langley works to make revolutionary improvements to aviation, expand understanding of Earth’s atmosphere, and develop technology for space exploration.

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Jessica

Jessica E. Taylor

Project Director, NASA

Tina Harte

Tina Harte

Group Manager, SSAI

Angie Rizzi

Angie Rizzi

Task Lead, SSAI


Jessica Taylor is a Physical Scientist at NASA's Langley Research Center.  She serves as the Lead Trainer for the GLOBE Atmosphere Training Center of Public Outreach Lead for the CALIPSO mission. Jessica serves as a Langley's representative on the NASA's Early Career Scientist & Engineer Working Group and NASA's Women in STEM Working Group. 


Tina Harte joined the NASA Langley SD Earth Science Education team in 2012 and serves as Group Manager for the My NASA Data Team. She brings over 25 years of educational experience to the team with a working knowledge of best practice research and the Next Generation Science Standards. With a M.S. Degree in Secondary Earth and Space Science and 18 years in the classroom, she understands the needs of both educators and students.


Angie Rizzi joined the My NASA Data team in 2018. She is a highly qualified teacher with certification in Middle School Math and Science and High School Earth Science. She taught for over 11 years and is a seasoned GLOBE teacher. She also has over 10 years of experience as an IT consultant which she leveraged to effectively utilize technology in her classroom.

Desiray Wilson

Desiray Wilson

Scientific Programmer, SSAI

Brad Heygi

Dr. Brad Hegyi

Earth System Data Advisor, SSAI

Penny Oots

Penny Oots

Senior Computer Scientist, SSAI


Desiray joined the My NASA Data team in 2019 and serves as a Scientific Programmer. She obtained her B.S. in Geology and Geospatial Technology in 2019 from South Dakota School of Mines and Technology. While obtaining her bachelor’s degree, Desiray worked with My NASA Data as an intern through NASA’s Internship Program.


Brad Hegyi is a research scientist serving as a data advisor for My NASA Data. Before Joining the My NASA data team in 2018, Brad received his doctorate in large-scale atmospheric dynamics at Georgia Tech in 2015, and afterward conducted Arctic climate research at NASA's Langley Research Center, as part of the NASA Postdoctoral program.


Penny has over 40 years experience in system analysis and integration, database design, database administration and programming. Penny started working with the Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EODIS) Core System(ECS) at the Atmospheric Science Data Center(ASDC), NASA Langley Research Center in November 2000 and My NASA Data in May 2004. 

Nick Rousseau

Nick Rousseau

Senior Outreach Coordinator, SSAI

Stephen Graham

Stephen Graham

Software Engineer, SSAI

Ashwin Ravindran

Ashwin Ravindran

Software Engineer, SSAI


Nick joined the My NASA Data team in 2020 and serves as a Senior Outreach Coordinator, specializing in outreach video production, animations, and content development. Nick’s education and outreach experience stems from leading internship programs at both the Southern California Earthquake Center at USC, and the NASA DEVELOP National Program at JPL. Nick received his M.S. at CSUN in 2016, where he continues as an instructor of Earth Science, teaching Environmental Geology.


Stephen spent over 15 years in the Theatre industry as an Automated-Lighting Programmer, helping to create more than 50 musicals for the 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle.  He joined SSAI and began work on the My NASA Data team in 2021.  Stephen has a degree in Performing Arts Design and Technology from Emerson College in Boston, MA. and is a graduate of the Coding Dojo Bootcamp.


Ashwin has over 6 years experience in systems analysis integration, database administration, and application development. Ashwin started working with the My NASA data team in 2017 and has taken over as the technical lead. Before My NASA Data Ashwin worked with the GLOBE team on the GLOBE observer app, and GLOBE Data Entry System.

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