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Natasha Krell

Department of Geography
UC Santa Barbara
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Graduate Student Fellow

Natasha is a PhD student in the Department of Geography at UCSB. She is interested in socio-hydrological systems, the use Information Communication Technologies for climate-smart agricultural development, and climate variability impacts on smallholder farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa. Her research couples novel environmental sensors with SMS-based surveys to understand farmer decision-making in the southern province of Zambia and central Kenya. She will spend 9 months in 2018 on a Fulbright fellowship to Kenya to conduct research on the gendered determinants of mobile phone use and adoption of communities at the foothills of Mount Kenya. She works closely with international partners at the Zambian Agricultural Research Institute (Zambia), the Mpala Research Center (Kenya), and Karatina University (Kenya).

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November, 2017
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