Natasha Sadoff

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Natasha Sadoff

  • SR. RESEARCH SCIENTIST
  • 301.286.3147
  • NASA/GSFC
  • Mail Code: 616.2
  • Greenbelt , MD 20771
  • Employer: SCIENCE SYSTEMS AND APPLICATIONS INC
  • Brief Bio

    Ms. Natasha Sadoff is a geographer and social scientist who works at the nexus of environmental management, governance, and earth science. She has twelve years of experience connecting data users and stakeholders to resources to improve decision-making and governance in areas such as climate change adaptation and resilience; energy management; air quality; solid waste management; and other areas. She facilitates stakeholder needs assessments, user engagement, training and outreach, and capacity building/development, particularly in the usage of Earth observations for societal benefit. She is currently serving as the NASA PACE Project Applications Deputy Coordinator.

    Positions/Employment

    6/2021 - Present

    PACE Project Applications Deputy Coordinator

    NASA GSFC;SSAI, Greenbelt, MD
    6/2009 - 6/2021

    Senior Research Scientist

    Battelle Memorial Institute, Columbus, Ohio
    9/2006 - 5/2007

    Research Associate and Teaching Assistant

    University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont

    Education

    M.A., Human Geography - 2015

    The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA

    Advisor: Kendra McSweeney

    Thesis: Hyper-Development, Waste, and Uneven Urban Spaces in Panama City

     

    B.S., Environmental Studies - 2007

    The University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont, USA

    Advisor: Katharine (Kit) Anderson

    Professional Service

    • Nominated member, World Meteorological Organization Study Group on Energy and Climate, 2020-present
    • Co-lead to the Group on Earth Observations Vision for Energy (GEO-VENER) Initiative, 2019-2020

    Awards

    • Battelle Outstanding Performance Awards, various awards made between 2009-2021
    • Battelle Emerging Scientist and Engineers Council, elected member, 2013–2016
    • Rayner Scholarship for Field Work, Ohio State University, 2015
    • Tinker Scholarship for Field Work in Latin America, Ohio State University, 2015
    • Superior Paper Award, Conference of Latin Americanist Geographers, 2014



    Publications

    Refereed

    Seay, B., A. Adetona, N. Sadoff, M. C. Sarofim, and M. Kolian. 2021. "Impact of South Asian brick kiln emission mitigation strategies on select pollutants and near-term Arctic temperature responses." Environmental Research Communications, 3 (6): 061004 [10.1088/2515-7620/ac0a66]

    Maslak, T. M., and N. Sadoff. 2021. "Marine Health Hubs: Building Interdisciplinary Regional Hubs of Excellence to Research and Address the Societal Impacts of Marine Debris." Marine Technology Society Journal, 55 (3): 96-97 [10.4031/mtsj.55.3.50]

    Maslak, T., K. Henry, N. Sadoff, et al. D. M. Jones, J. Glasser, and A. Leibrand. 2020. "Mission Mosquito: building and expanding an international network for innovation in health communication." Journal of Science Communication, 19 (03): N01 [10.22323/2.19030801]

    Leibrand, A., N. Sadoff, T. Maslak, and A. Thomas. 2019. "Using Earth Observations to Help Developing Countries Improve Access to Reliable, Sustainable, and Modern Energy." Frontiers in Environmental Science, 7: [10.3389/fenvs.2019.00123]

    Weber, S., N. Sadoff, E. Zell, and A. de Sherbinin. 2015. "Policy-relevant indicators for mapping the vulnerability of urban populations to extreme heat events: A case study of Philadelphia." Applied Geography, 63: 231-243 [10.1016/j.apgeog.2015.07.006]

    Non-Refereed

    Urquhart, E., and N. Sadoff. 2021. "Partnerships, Co-Production, and Transdisciplinary Science: The 2021 PACE Applications Workshop ." The Earth Observer 33 (6): 14-23.

    Talks, Presentations and Posters

    Invited

    Earth Observations for Air Quality and Energy Management: Best Practices for User-Driven Capacity Development. Oral presentation at the American Geophysical Union virtual conference.

    12 / 7 / 2020

    Building Capacity of Electric Utilities to Use NASA Data for Energy Management.
    MIT Media Lab Event: SDG 7: Affordable and Clean Energy. Virtual Webinar Event
    (https://www.media.mit.edu/events/sdg-7-affordable-and-clean-energy/).

    7 / 22 / 2020

    Earth Observations for Energy Management: Global Engagement and Networks via GEO-VENER. Oral presentation at the American Geophysical Union conference, San Francisco, California.

    12 / 10 / 2019

    Using a Capacity Building Approach to Build Electric Utility Resilience using NASA Data Resources. Oral presentation at the American Geophysical Union conference, San Francisco, California.

    12 / 11 / 2019

    A Capacity Building Approach for Community-Engaged Environmental
    Health Research: Best Practices from Latin America. Global Environmental Health Day, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, Durham, North Carolina.

    9 / 15 / 2017

    Toward Cross-sectoral and Integrated Energy Sector Resilience: From National to Community. Session at the National Adaptation Forum, Saint Paul, Minnesota.

    5 / 11 / 2017

    Context and Local Strategies on Air Pollution and Climate Change. SERVIR
    Outreach and Communication Workshop: Air Quality, Climate Change, and Health in Costa Rica; San Jose, Costa Rica.

    10 / 26 / 2016

    Satellite Products and Tools for Air Quality and Climate Change. SERVIR
    Outreach and Communication Workshop: Air Quality, Climate Change, and Health in Costa Rica; San Jose, Costa Rica.

    10 / 25 / 2016

    Effective Governance: Best Practices for Communication and Public Participation. SERVIR Outreach and Communication Workshop: Air Quality, Climate Change, and Health in El Salvador; San Salvador, El Salvador.

    6 / 21 / 2016

    Using NASA earth science datasets for national climate assessment indicators: urban impacts of heat waves associated with climate change. Poster session presented at: American Geophysical Union conference; San Francisco, CA.

    12 / 17 / 2014

    Developing and transitioning numerical air quality models to improve air quality and public health decision-making in El Salvador and Costa Rica as part of the SERVIR applied sciences team. Poster session presented at: American Geophysical Union conference; San Francisco, CA.

    12 / 17 / 2014

    Hyper-development and environmental injustice in Panama City: conceptualizing Panama City. Paper presented at: Conference of Latin Americanist Geographers; Panama City, Panama.

    1 / 7 / 2014

    Leveraging public participation for improving air quality communication: considerations for Panama. NASA SERVIR/University of Panama Air Quality Communication Workshop;
    Panama City, Panama.

    10 / 16 / 2013

    Brief Bio

    Ms. Natasha Sadoff is a geographer and social scientist who works at the nexus of environmental management, governance, and earth science. She has twelve years of experience connecting data users and stakeholders to resources to improve decision-making and governance in areas such as climate change adaptation and resilience; energy management; air quality; solid waste management; and other areas. She facilitates stakeholder needs assessments, user engagement, training and outreach, and capacity building/development, particularly in the usage of Earth observations for societal benefit. She is currently serving as the NASA PACE Project Applications Deputy Coordinator.

    Publications

    Refereed

    Seay, B., A. Adetona, N. Sadoff, M. C. Sarofim, and M. Kolian. 2021. "Impact of South Asian brick kiln emission mitigation strategies on select pollutants and near-term Arctic temperature responses." Environmental Research Communications 3 (6): 061004 [10.1088/2515-7620/ac0a66]

    Maslak, T. M., and N. Sadoff. 2021. "Marine Health Hubs: Building Interdisciplinary Regional Hubs of Excellence to Research and Address the Societal Impacts of Marine Debris." Marine Technology Society Journal 55 (3): 96-97 [10.4031/mtsj.55.3.50]

    Maslak, T., K. Henry, N. Sadoff, et al. D. M. Jones, J. Glasser, and A. Leibrand. 2020. "Mission Mosquito: building and expanding an international network for innovation in health communication." Journal of Science Communication 19 (03): N01 [10.22323/2.19030801]

    Leibrand, A., N. Sadoff, T. Maslak, and A. Thomas. 2019. "Using Earth Observations to Help Developing Countries Improve Access to Reliable, Sustainable, and Modern Energy." Frontiers in Environmental Science 7 [10.3389/fenvs.2019.00123]

    Weber, S., N. Sadoff, E. Zell, and A. de Sherbinin. 2015. "Policy-relevant indicators for mapping the vulnerability of urban populations to extreme heat events: A case study of Philadelphia." Applied Geography 63 231-243 [10.1016/j.apgeog.2015.07.006]

    Non-Refereed

    Urquhart, E., and N. Sadoff. 2021. "Partnerships, Co-Production, and Transdisciplinary Science: The 2021 PACE Applications Workshop ." The Earth Observer 33 (6): 14-23

                                                                                                                                                                                            
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