Date Last Updated

28 January 2024


Boulder, Co

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Dr. Natasha Stavros developed the WKID Innovation framework to generalize processes for innovation using leadership techniques and NASA system engineering, thereby forming the basis of WKID Solutions. Dr. Stavros is a social facilitator specializing in changing systems through holistic approaches. Her background has primarily focused on environmental resilience.

Dr. Natasha Stavros experience spans:

Domain expertise include:

Notable Awards

Cumulative Awarded to Teams I Consult​​
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Proposal Win Rate (of 65 submitted)
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Awards by Participation

Portfolio Manager
Principal Investigator


Mission Area Lead
Civil Space Earth Sciences

Ball Aerospace

May 2023 - Present


Program Development
Business Capture & Portfolio Manager

Business strategy and development for Civil Space Earth Sciences primarily liaising with NASA and USGS

Stakeholder engagement

Capture management and proposal development

Director of Earth Lab Analytics Hub

CU Boulder CIRES - Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Science

Dec 2020 - April 2023


Program Development

Develop and contribute to a vision to maintain Earth Lab’s Analytics Hub as a national leader in the areas of remote sensing data integration, machine learning, and open reproducible science

Intellectual lead for Earth Lab’s technical capabilities in analytics, maintaining and growing Earth Lab’s reputation through active participation in the data analytics research

Primary technical liaison with Earth Lab partners, including CU faculty and researchers, federal and state agencies, industry partners, etc

Support and build the Analytics Hub including managing key efforts, developing and tracking evaluation metrics, and facilitating collaboration between the Analytics Hub, Earth Lab science teams, and the Earth Analytics Education Program

Mentor Earth Lab postdocs, research scientists, and student interns

Director of ESIIL Analytics and Cyberinfrastructure

CU Boulder CIRES - Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Science

Aug 2022 - April 2023


Program Development
Program Management

Develop and contribute to a vision to serve the Nation’s biological sciences through analytics and cyberinfrastructure at the Environmental Data Science Innovation and Inclusion Lab (ESIIL), a $20M National Science Foundation funded data synthesis center

Intellectual co-lead for ESIIL technical capabilities in analytics and cyberinfrastructure in collaboration with CyVerse

Technical liaison with ESIIL data and cyberinfrastructure partnerships

Manage key efforts including developing and tracking evaluation metrics

Mentor ESIIL postdocs, research scientists, and student interns

Science and Applications System Engineer

Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology

May 2016 - Feb 2021


Project Management
Program Management
System Engineering
Data Science
Terrestrial Ecology

Project/Product Delivery Manager and System Engineer of Data Systems (architecture, data, tools and services)

NISAR Deputy Program Applications Co-Lead developing and coordinating a program to infuse NISAR data into data workflows by industry, academia, and governments

NASA mission formulation distills complex systems science into engineering requirements

Natural Resources decision support information product development from NASA big data

Post-Doctoral Researcher

Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology

October 2013-April 2016


Data Analysis
Image Processing
Fire Ecology

Soil Moisture Active Passive calibration and validation of the Level 4 Carbon product

ECOSTRESS data product Level 2-4 calibration and validation

Wildfire Applications information product development


University of Washington


PhD Quantitative Fire Ecology

Dissertation: Very large wildfires in the western contiguous United States: probabilistic models for historical and future conditions

University of Edinburgh


MS Environmental Sustainability

Thesis: Assessment for implementing 3-PGN as a measuring tool for coniferous forest sustainability at the national level: The Wales case study

University of Colorado, Boulder


BA Mathematics and Computer Science