Dr. Wedding earned her Ph.D. in geography with a specialization in marine landscape ecology from the University of Hawaii at Manoa in 2010. She has a special interest in teaching an applied geospatial approach to problem solving in marine resource management using inquiry-based teaching methods. Dr. Wedding has taught GIS for Marine Ecology and Advanced GIS at UCSB, as well as Intro to GIS and Field Problems in Marine Biology at the University of Hawaii. Currently, her research is centered around three main themes: 1) marine landscape ecology and spatially predictive modeling; 2) climate change effects on coastal ecosystems and communities; and 3) linking geospatial data science to ocean policy and governance solutions.