Natasha Krell

Graduate Student Researcher


Natasha Krell is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Geography at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She studies climate variability impacts on smallholder farming systems and food security in east Africa. Her research couples data from IoT agro-meteorological sensors with household- and SMS-based surveys to understand farmer decision-making in the southern province of Zambia and central Kenya. She is also interested in Information Communication Technologies and climate services for smallholder farmers, and questions of how information dissemination does (or does not) enhance farmer adaptive capacity. Natasha graduated from College of the Atlantic in 2016 with a B.A. in Human Ecology. She was awarded a Fulbright fellowship to conduct her doctoral research in Kenya in 2018.