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Natasha Udu-gama

Operational Team

Director, Thriving Earth Exchange

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Dr. Natasha Udu-gama serves as Director, Thriving Earth Exchange. In this role, she will nurture a growing team to support the increasing interest in community science around the world. Natasha has been with the team since 2014 and contributes her over 10 years of disaster risk reduction, climate change adaptation, community engagement and partnership experience. She supports the development of a robust, impactful community science approach that has, to date, enabled hundreds of communities of all types, community scientists and community science fellows to co-create tools and solutions that address community priorities related to AGU’s core expertise. ┬áIn the last couple of years, she has focused on building out Thriving Earth’s support to communities, securing strong, mutually beneficial partnerships and assisting the global community in adapting Thriving Earth’s community science approach. Her PhD in Environment and Geography specializing in multi-sector partnerships for effective and sustainable community-owned early warning systems is from Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia. She also makes time to whip up different cuisines in her kitchen, enjoy the local music scene with her husband and go on long bike rides in the DC area. Ultimately, Natasha enjoys being an avid seeker of consciousness.