Natasha Krell

Natasha Krell
Department of Geography
UC Santa Barbara
Broom Center Affiliation(s)

Graduate Student Fellow

Natasha is a PhD student in the Department of Geography at UCSB. She is interested in socio-hydrological systems, Information Communication Technologies for climate-smart agriculture, 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 works closely with international partners at the Zambian Agricultural Research Institute (Zambia), the Mpala Research Center (Kenya), and Karatina University (Kenya).

Grants, Awards and Distinctions:

Schmidt Family Foundation Environmental Solutions Award. 2019. PI.

Department of Defense Science, Mathematics, and Research for Transformation Scholarship. 2019. PI

Fulbright Fellow to Kenya. 2018. PI.

Broom Graduate Associate


Krell, N. T., et al. 2020. 
"Smallholder farmers' use of mobile phone services in central Kenya. "
Climate and Development (2020): 1-13.
Krell, Natasha. 2018.
"Innovations in mobile phone services for agriculture decision-making in Kenya."