In the Spotlight: Kasha Patel

Kasha Patel (BS 2012, Chemistry with a concentration in Biochemistry)

Science Writer at NASA and Science Comedienne in Washington, DC

Kasha Patel ('12)

Describe your current work role.

At NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, I write about Earth science topics for articles on with my name attached to the article. My article topics range from satellite measurements of Earth’s ozone layer over the past decade to the installation of a new instrument on the International Space Station that measures tiny airborne particles on Earth like dust and smoke. I also pitch out interesting stories to journalists at local and global publications and help with live national interviews with our scientists from our in-house TV studio. I have also been lucky enough to attend a rocket launch!

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