Natasha joined the Caylor Lab in Summer 2015 as an intern at the Mpala Research Center in Kenya where she studied vegetation pattern and fracture formation in soils.

She is currently pursuing a PhD in Geography at U.C. Santa Barbara and is working on deploying environmental sensors over crop fields in Kenya and Zambia. Natasha is interested in rainfall variability impacts on dryland agriculture, specifically in Sub-Saharan Africa, and is motivated by questions of food security in water-limited environments.

Natasha graduated from College of the Atlantic in 2016 and was awarded a Fulbright Research Fellowship to Kenya in 2018.