Natasha Stavros

Founder of WKID Solutions
Developer of WKID Innovation


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4 February 2022


Boulder, Co

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Dr. Natasha Stavros developed the WKID Innovation framework to generalize processes for innovation using leadership and NASA system engineering, thereby forming the basis of WKID Solutions. Dr. Stavros developed this framework while working as a Science System Engineer at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), California Institute of Technology.

Dr. Natasha Stavros specializes in innovation and change management, which includes:

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Director of Earth Lab Analytics Hub

CU Boulder CIRES - Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Science

Dec 2020 - Present


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

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