Science Systems and Applications, Inc.
Program Role
Analysis & Coordination Lead


Lauren Childs-Gleason serves as the Capacity Building Analysis & Coordination lead. She is responsible for coordinating activities, monitoring and evaluation and general leadership across the Capacity Building Program’s elements and initiatives.

Lauren supports NASA’s contributions to the Committee on Earth Observation Satellites (CEOS), actively participating in the Working Group for Capacity Building and Data Democracy. She also serves as an officer in the American Association of Geographer’s (AAG) Applied Geography Specialty Group and participates in the Federation of Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP) Visioneers.

Lauren began working with NASA in 2006 at John C. Stennis Space Center for the NASA DEVELOP Program. She transitioned to Langley Research Center in 2009 to join the DEVELOP National Program Office and served as the DEVELOP operations lead from 2009–2018.

Lauren holds master’s and bachelor’s degrees in Geography from the University of New Orleans and California State University Long Beach, respectively.