Natasha Stavros is an Earth Systems Scientist at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL). Her responsibilities including writing research papers, attending conferences, doing public outreach, coordinating other intellectual leaders and more.
She joined us for both days of #ECOin2015 and gave a presentation about how NASA technology is used to study sustainability, land resource management and how carbon, energy and water cycles are linked together on Earth.
She believes that some of the keys to mitigate climate change are sustainable land managment (including forestry in addition to crops), reducing carbon emissions and moderating resource usage.
We also talked to her about the importance of events like ECOin and giving young people a voice to express their ideas about climate change mitigation. She has two pieces of advice for young people who are trying to virtue the world of science and are possibly being ignored by older generations:
First would be: “The squeaky wheel is the one that gets the grease, if you´ve ever had one, you’ll notice that you pay more attention to that wheel than the others. Have conviction in what you’re doing”.
Secondly, “You should speak with your elders and take advice from them. If no one is interested, maybe it’s time to move on to the next idea: it’s not because it was a bad idea, it’s that it probably wasn’t presented correctly. Don´t stop what you’re doing, but it may need to be approached from a different direction”.
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