Science writer and video producer, NASA Earth Observatory, Washington D.C.
Kasha Patel is a science writer and video producer at NASA Earth Observatory. She previously worked in the Office of Communications at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, where she hosted an award-winning NASA TV miniseries highlighting Earth science fieldwork. While Kasha enjoys uncovering interesting story angles in any satellite image or data set, she gravitates towards citizen science projects, auroras, and tracking diseases and natural hazards from space. Kasha studied chemistry at Wake Forest University, science journalism at Boston University, and introductory data journalism at the ProPublica Data Institute. Outside of work, she regularly performs stand-up comedy and runs science-themed comedy shows, which have been featured in the Washington Post and BBC World News. In 2018, she was named one of the "Best Undiscovered Comedians in the U.S." by Thrillist magazine.